President Trump Issues New Ban on Travelers from Six Terror States
The Trump Administration released a new travel ban on six terror states.
The affected countries include — Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya.
Iraq was eliminated from the list this time.
Citizens from these countries will be subjected to a 90 day ban on travel to the United States.
Secretaries Tillerson, Sessions and Kelly announced the ban this morning.
New York Daily News reported:
President Trump quietly signed an executive order on Monday reinstating a ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries with the hopes that it can withstand court battle that stymied his original ban.
The new ban, which will go into place on March 16, has the same basic structure of the one that was rushed into place on Jan. 27 and has since been suspended by the courts. But it doesn’t include some of the most controversial and unworkable parts of the original executive order.
Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the new ban would “make America more secure and address long-overdue concerns about the security of our immigration system.”
“We must undertake a rigorous review of our visa and refugee vetting programs to increase our confidence in the decisions we make,” he said.
Notably, Trump didn’t hold a public signing of the latest ban and while Kelly and other cabinet secretaries briefed the press they refused to take questions, moves seemingly aimed at minimizing coverage of the administration’s original ban’s bungled rollout and keep the focus on the new ban rather than distracting questions about Russia.