Tuesday, 21 February 2017

New Trump travel ban order nears completion

The President Donald Trump led-administration is planning to roll out a revised executive order on immigration that the President says will “protect our people” while at the same time pass muster with courts that halted an earlier version.

The President intends to make this known as early as this week.

According to the CNN Politics, the new order will clarify a point that caused confusion the first time around: The executive order will not impact green card holders.

“The President is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version of the first executive order,” Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend.

Acknowledging the rushed rollout of the previous order that caused chaos in airports across the country and widespread demonstrations, Kelly said that officials are working on a “phase-in” period for parts of the order to take effect.
The new order is also expected to address concerns of the 9th Circuit federal appeals court, which blocked the original order, that travellers’ due process rights were not being respected by giving detailed notice of restrictions for those with current or pending visas. Kelly said the goal was “to make sure that there’s no one, in a sense, caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports, which happened on the first release” of the order.

The Nation recalls that the original immigration ban order, issued the very first week into Trumps administration  affected seven countries, being: Somalia, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen — from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for 120 days and refugees from Syria indefinitely.


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