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Trump Unveils New Travel Ban


Source: NBC News
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President Trump signed his new travel ban Monday. His order comes after a federal judge blocked his order, and amid controversies and protests. The new order aims to circumvent challenges from courts.

The order will go into effect ten days from now, on March 16. It was signed today at 11:30 A.M, behind closed doors. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions formerly unveiled the new order.

The order is more specific than the original, and it states that the 90-day travel ban does not apply to those who already have valid visas.

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-administration-expected-roll-out-revised-immigration-order-today-n729451

The new order also removes Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens cannot enter the U.S. for 90 days. The order still prevents citizens of Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, and Libya from obtaining new visas and traveling to the U.S.

Here is the official order:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states

How may this impact you as a student?

Approximately 40% of students in the BSD are either Asian or African American, and an estimated 5% of students are from one of the six countries impacted by the new order. This means that a number of BSD students’ families could be detained when coming back to the U.S. after a visit abroad.

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