The revised immigration ban of Donald Trump that has been drafted to adhere to the verdicts of diverse US courts once again mentions the same seven Muslim nations that were mentioned in the original ban order. The change is that travelers who already possess a visa to travel to the US are exempt from the ban, even if the visa hasn’t been used yet, as quoted by The Hindu.
A top US administration officer has said that the order that was revised to adhere to the courts’ verdicts will be targeted at the original seven Muslim nations. These include Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Sudan.
The dual citizens of the US and those who possess the green card will be exempt from the revised ban order even if they wish to arrive at the US from the seven Muslim nations. The revised order also does not direct the immigration authorities to isolate and reject the refugees from Syria while processing fresh visa applications.
The officials have also informed that the revised order is expected to be signed by the US President Donald Trump this week. Sarah Huckabee, the spokesperson for the White House has said that the final version of the draft will be released very soon and is likely to be signed by Trump by then. There was no comment from the Department of Homeland Security on this issue.
The original immigration executive ban order by Trump had resulted in confusion at the airports all around the world as it had left several travelers detained with the immediate effect of the ban. This had even affected the permanent residents in the US, popular as green card holders.
Several attorneys came to the legal rescue of those stranded at the airports and huge protests were carried out across the airports by the time the news spread. The original ban order had completely halted immigration from these seven nations for three months including green card holders.