Six Countries Included In Trump’s New Travel Ban Executive Order

The Trump administration has gone back to the drawing board, rewriting its executive order temporarily barring travelers from certain predominantly Muslim countries and halting the acceptance of foreign refugees.

The initial order, which the president signed in January, called for an immigration ban of at least three months on people arriving from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Trump argued that U.S. authorities needed time to develop a better screening process to weed out potential terrorists. However, two federal courts struck down the order, forcing the administration to either appeal to the Supreme Court or issue a new order.

Iraq is no longer on the list of forbidden countries because it has pledged to ensure that no one who leaves the country for the United States is a suspected terrorist, according to the White House. The new order contains another critical change: Officials in American embassies abroad, rather than immigration officers at U.S. airports, would be responsible for enforcement. The goal is to stop travelers before they reach the United States, which the courts may find more acceptable. “Under the Constitution, judges have even less authority to block administrative actions in overseas embassies than judges now claim to have over officers working for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency,” Breitbart News reported.

According to the right-wing website, the revised executive action would reduce the number of refugees entering the United States each year from 110,000 to 50,000. The order, which is to take effect March 16, directs immigration agencies to decide whether state or local officials have the authority to defy Trump by allowing refugees to find homes within their jurisdictions.

The rewritten order states that “foreign nationals” from the six targeted countries “who are outside the United States and who did not have a valid visa … on Jan. 27 and do not have a valid visa on the effective date of this order are not eligible to enter the United States while the temporary suspension remains in effect.”

Source: Breitbart
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