President Trump announced new travel ban rules effective on October 18


Citizens of Iraq and some groups of people in Venezuela who seek to visit the United States will face restrictions or heightened scrutiny. Each of the countries will be under its own set of travel restrictions, though in most cases citizens of the countries will be unable to emigrate to the United States permanently and most will be barred from coming to work, study or vacation in America. Essentially, the new rules remain a Muslim ban. Administration officials said that the new rules would not apply to legal permanent residents of the United States, and that visitors who currently hold valid visas from the countries listed will not have their visas revoked.


Previous reactions against travel ban

The original travel ban expired on Sunday even as the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about its constitutionality on Oct. 10. The new order will take effect Oct. 18. The American President said that the restrictions will remain in effect until the governments of the affected nations “satisfactorily address the identified inadequacies. Entry of refugees is currently limited by the president’s original travel ban but new rules will be announced in some days.


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