In an interview on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, White House aide Kellyanne Conway clarified that Trump’s new immigration order will take effect Mar. 16 and will no longer include Iraq.
“This is a very important week in this White House where the president is going to continue to act on, along with the Congress, major pieces of his legislative and executive agenda. That includes a new executive order today … and what’s different about it, [is] it has an effective date of March 16, and there are the legal, permanent residents [which] were always excluded from it but that’s made much more clear now,” Conway said.
Conway said the revised order has also made many adjustments that clarify to whom the ban does and does not apply.
“If you have travel docs, if you actually have a visa, if you’re a legal permanent resident, you are not covered under this particular executive action,” Conway added.
In the interview, Conway mentioned that there are “enhanced screening and reporting measures” that have taken effect in Iraq so that the country has been eliminated from the ban.
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“I think people will see six or seven major points about this executive order that do clarify who is covered,” she continued. “Also, Syrian refugees are treated the way all refugees are.”
The original executive order on immigration, put forward by Trump, caused a lot of controversy and protests across the country.
The order initially put a 90-dan ban on nationals from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen from entering the U.S. It also put a 120-day ban on admitting refugees, altogether, and an indefinite suspension on resettling Syrian refugees.
H/T: The Hill
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