A draft of President Trump’s renewed travel ban continues to target the same countries which were already in the list of to be banned from travelling to US. The new ban will exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the US despite them using it. A senior administration official said cleared that Trump’s order will target those same seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. The new order will exempt the green-card holder an dual citizen of US and the listed countries.
However, the new order refuses the direct authority to reject Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications. The order is yet not made public and the draft is subjected to change. As per reports, the White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders noted that the document circulating was a draft and that a final version should be released soon.
Trump’s original executive order triggered protests and chaos at airports around the world as travelers were detained despite having a green card. Attorneys provided legal assistance to those held and protesters descended on the airports as news of the order’s implementation spread. In its original form, the order temporarily suspended all travel to the US for citizens of those seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days.