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President Trump: United States Travel Ban Has Been Expanded; Countries Were Added

27 September 2017

The eight restricted countries include five existing restricted countries- Iran, Libya, Yemen Syria, and Somalia.

Because of that US President released new order, to take effect on October 18. Annual visa grants to North Koreans number in the dozens, while the ban in Venezuela applies only to officials from the government of the Trump nemesis Nicolás Maduro, along with their family members.

Sudan, one of the six majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, however, has been removed from the list. With this new set of rules, each country has a specific set of restrictions.

Trump tweeted that making America sage was his "number one priority". "We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet", President Donald Trump tweeted just after his administration released the details of the restrictions Sunday night. He added on Twitter that "As president, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people". International Refugee Assistance and Trump v. Hawaii, to file briefs addressing "whether, or to what extent" the latest proclamation renders the issue moot.

Many have criticised the order already and even claimed that keeping countries such as Venezuela and North Korea is merely a symbolic step so that the orders can not be challenged on the grounds that the ban is for the people of a specific community. But it also adds North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad. Additionally, visitors who now have valid visas from the listed countries won't have their visas revoked.

Critics of the revised ban argue that the addition of new countries doesn't change the fact that the ban targets Muslims.

The Trump Administration says it shared these new requirements with foreign governments in July, and countries "that did not have adequate information-sharing practices in place" were given 50 days to make necessary improvements.

On Monday, the Supreme Court canceled oral arguments it scheduled for October.

President Trump has re-ignited the battle against immigration in the United States.

Chad's government said it learned "with astonishment" of the decision by the USA that its country was on a list whose nationals will be banned from entering the US.

President Trump: United States Travel Ban Has Been Expanded; Countries Were Added