Monday, March 6, 2017

Trump Issues New Executive Order On Immigration

President Trump has re-issued his administration's controversial immigration executive order this morning, with a few notable adjustments from the original order:

• Iraq has been removed from the list of Muslim-majority countries whose citizens are being barred from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The ban now consists of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

• Existing visa holders will be exempt from the ban.

• Language from the original executive order that seemed to prioritize Christian refugees over Muslim refugees has been removed.

The EO will not take effect for 10 days giving all immigration agencies time to prepare for implementation.

The executive order was not signed with the pomp and circumstance of previous directives. The press was merely told the order was "signed this morning."

Also, the administration did not elaborate on why a directive the president insisted was so vitally important to national security was held for a week in order that the president could enjoy the positive reviews of his speech to Congress last week.


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