Donald Trump revised travel ban. What all has been updated?
According to a report, US President Donald Trump has signed a revised executive order on travel ban. He signed the order on Monday banning citizens from six Muslim- majority nations from traveling to US but he has removed Iraq from the list, after his controversial first attempt was blocked in courts. Donald Trump has revised travel ban and is everything you need to know.
Notably, the new order will come in effect from March 16,2017. It will keep a 90 –day ban on travel to the US by citizens of Libya, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. This will apply only to new visa applicant, which means some 60,000 people will be allowed to enter the country whose visas were revoked under the previous order.
Why was travel ban proposed?
Notably, Donald Trump had proposed a travel ban on seven Muslim countries by stating that order was meant for national security. The move was highly criticized, and now he has revised it by dropping Iraq from the list.
As per a report, Immigration advocates said the new bill still discriminate against Muslims and has failed to address some of their concerns with previous order. The Legal experts said that it would be harder to challenge as it affects fewer people living in US and allows more exemptions to protect them.
Difference between this order and last order
The second is soft in terms of policies and rules. It will not cause chaos and there is a hope that it will stand by judges. Iraq has also been removed from the list.
Why Iraq has been removed?
According to reports, Iraq has been reconsidered because of the close co- operation between US and Iraqi governments as both of them together fight against ISIS. Other six countries are still there on the list.