BREAKING NEWS: President Trump signs revised travel ban executive order

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump signs revised travel ban executive order
 
BREAKING: President Trump signs revised travel ban executive order
 
Starting March 16, 2017, citizens of various Muslim-majority countries such as Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen will no longer gain access to all US ports of entry. The executive order, signed by US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 7, will last up to 90 days or until further notice.  
 
"Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate,” the EO reads, asserting President Trump’s authority to conduct a nationwide ban on select citizens.  
 
The revised executive order is the president’s second attempt to bar select Islamic countries from entering the country after the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the first version last month. One noticeable difference from the first version is the exclusion of Iraq on criticisms that it was a blatant disregard for the efforts of thousands of volunteer Iraqi translators after the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
 
Other than this, many contentious elements of the ban will remain in force. Among these are suspensions of United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days and entry of travelers who are citizens of “Countries of Particular Concern.”
 
Democrats called the revised order “immoral,” saying that the revision has done nothing to change whatever that was unconstitutional and discriminatory in the original version.
 
"The Trump administration’s repackaging has done nothing to change the immoral, unconstitutional and dangerous goals of their Muslim and refugee ban," House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
 
Some advocacy groups said that it just emphasizes the president’s real take on equality and how it will affect the country’s reputation on the global stage.  
 
Some Republicans, who were once critical of the original ban, now call it encouraging and welcoming after the omission of Iraq.
 
"By rescinding his earlier executive order, President Trump makes one thing perfectly clear: his original travel ban was indefensible—legally, constitutionally and morally," said Attorney General Bob Ferguson of Washington state, which succeeded in having the previous ban suspended.
 
Revised Travel Ban Summary
 
  1. All citizens of select countries—Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen—will be temporarily barred from entering the country until June of this year.
  2. Dual nationals of these six countries traveling on a passport issued by a non-designated country will not be restricted from entering the US.
  3. All refugee admission programs will be temporarily suspended until Homeland Security finishes its review of all USRAP applications and adjudication processes.
  4. Imposition of additional inquiries for all Iraqi nationals applying for a visa.
  5. Temporary suspension of travelers from “Countries of Particular Concern” until the worldwide review of select nation concludes.
 
The complete details of the executive order can be viewed on the White House’s official website.
 
If you have questions about how this Executive Order might affect your visa application, or your ability to travel in and out of the United States, speak with one of our seasoned migration lawyers. Our experienced lawyers have provided professional advice to thousands to immigrants, seeking assistance with their visas to the US.
 

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