New Travel Ban

Sep 25, 2017

As the president’s travel ban is set to expire, the Trump administration is rolling out a new plan to deny visas to citizens of seven countries. Citizens from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen may now have their visas denied. These countries do not “provide ‘baseline’ identification about their citizens who ask for visas to travel to the United States.” “The policy will apply to foreign citizens who are seeking to visit the United States for business or tourism and will also cover people apply for visas as would-be refugees or immigrants.” The president insisted that his obligation is “to ensure the safety and security of the American people.” The president’s statement said that several nations who were not in compliance and increased their “information sharing with the United States regarding terrorism threats.” If the named countries work with the American government, these visa restrictions may be eased or lifted.