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Latest Trump terror-travel ban would permanently block immigrants from North Korea, Iran, others

President Donald Trump (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/Flickr)
September 25, 2017

The White House on Sunday released a new travel ban that targets people from North Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad; people from those countries would not be allowed to enter the U.S.

Also, people from Iraq and some people from Venezuela will face a tougher time if they want to enter the country, per the latest travel ban.

These are proposed as permanent restrictions on travel, as opposed to President Trump’s initial 90-day temporary ban that he introduced in March, which temporarily banned travel to the U.S. for people from six terror haven countries.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dropped its scheduled October hearing of President Donald Trump’s previous proposed travel ban and its legality.



The previous travel ban put a 90-day halt on issuing visas to citizens from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Notably, Iraq was not included.

The order also put a hold on accepting refugees from anywhere in the world for 120 days.

The revised ban was issued in March, after the President introduced a travel ban in January after taking office.

In the new order, the President exempted existing visa holders from the travel ban and also removed Iraq from the original list of seven countries, bringing the number down to six countries.

The President has insisted the travel ban is needed in order to fight terrorism. Many criticized the ban as something that singles out Muslims.