Volunteer Lawyers Remain at O'Hare Following Revised Trump Travel Order

Honolulu International Airport protest over initial Trump travel ban         
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President Donald Trump on Monday signed a revised version of his executive order to impose temporary travel restrictions on residents of six countries the Obama administration and Congress had designated as posing risks of terrorism.

Iraq's removal from the list of countries the travel ban will target reduces the number of people potentially affected by it. Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Yemen are still targeted. According to the administration, the Iraqi government agreed to increase cooperation with the us government with regard to vetting travelers to the U.S.

The new order places a 90-day ban on the issuance of visas for travel of people from six predominantly Muslim nations.

President Trump has also directed the State Department and the DHS to make recommendation of any country that could be included in the future suspension of entry into the US.

But Trump "capitulated" on key provisions in the lawsuit, Ferguson said, including bans on Green Card holders, visa holders and dual citizens, an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees and preferences based on religion.

The new order should allow Iraqi translators and other foreign nationals who helped US troops in overseas war zones to travel to America, although much depends on where they are in existing vetting processes.

While talking to The News, an official of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim Advocacy group in the country termed the revised order "a Muslim ban".

The order, which will go into effect on March 16, will also suspend the nation's refugee program for 120 days.

The previous order, which prevented immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the USA, drew legal challenges as well as criticism from some multinational corporations for causing personnel glitches.

People from the six countries with legal permanent residence in the USA are not affected.

Travellers with valid visas who were in the air at the time of the order found themselves detained by border officials on arrival.

So it may well survive the inevitable legal challenges. But the fact remains that the terrorist incidents that have occurred in the United States in the past decade or more have not been carried out by people who have entered this country illegally.

President Donald Trump signs the new executive travel ban order, March 6, 2017.

The changes in Iraq's status were made in part because of discussions within the Trump administration regarding the handling of the United States' relationship with Iraq, CNN reported Monday. They include people who have worked for the US government, infants and young children, people needing urgent medical care and people with a previous connections to the USA who happen to be outside the country when the ban takes effect. The U.S. will give those countries 50 days to improve their standards.

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