BREAKING — With President Trump’s temporary travel ban set to expire Sunday, the president signed off on updated travel restrictions that would limit entry for people coming to the United States from eight countries.
Set to take effect in the middle of October, the new travel restrictions target citizens of North Korea, Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen.
Citizens from Iraq do not face the same travel restrictions, but will “be subject to additional scrutiny to determine if they pose risks” to U.S. security.
According to White House officials, valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. The order also permits, but doesn’t guarantee, case-by-case waivers.
The travel restrictions are based on a new baseline developed by DHS that includes factors such as whether countries issue electronic passports with biometric information and share information about travelers’ terror-related and criminal histories. The U.S. then shared those benchmarks with every country in the world and gave them 50 days to comply.
The eight countries the restrictions target are those that refused or were unable to comply.
Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.https://t.co/KJ886okyfC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
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