Monday, March 06, 2017

Trump Revises Travel Ban in Bid to Weather Legal Scrutiny - nytimes

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday signed a revised version of his executive order banning migrants from predominantly Muslim nations, removing citizens from Iraq from the original travel embargo and scrapping a provision that explicitly protected religious minorities.

The order, which comes about a month after federal judges blocked Mr. Trump’s haphazardly implemented January ban on residents from seven Middle Eastern and African countries, won’t affect people who had previously been issued visas.

It will be phased in over the next two weeks to avoid the chaotic, same-day start of the Jan. 27 order, according to Department of Homeland Security officials.

The indefinite ban on refugees from Syria also has been reduced to a 120-day ban, requiring review and renewal, the officials said.

Citizens of IranSomaliaSudanYemen, Syria and Libya will face a 90-day suspension of visa processing as the administration continues to analyze how to enhance vetting procedures, according to a Homeland Security summary of the order. - Read More

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Excludes Iraqis


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