North Korea, Venezuela added to US President Donald Trump’s banned states, Sudan removed

September 25, 2017 2:13 am

International passengers arrive at Washington Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on June 26, 2017.

Citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen will face new restrictions in travelling to based on the latest proclamation signed by President .
The new rules, announced on Sunday, will go into effect on October 18.
The range of restrictions imposed on each state is different, for example in the case of Venezuela, only certain government officials and their families are affected.
The Republican president’s ban has been challenged in courts and censured by human rights activists on multiple occasions.
“Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump said in a tweet shortly after the proclamation was released.
On Friday, the president received policy recommendations from acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke and was briefed by other administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, a White House aide told Reuters earlier in the day.
His former ban on travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, enacted in March, expired on Sunday evening.
The new proclamation removes Sudan but adds Venezuela and North Korea, which have been engaged in bitter rows with the Trump administration recently.
“North Korea does not cooperate with the government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements,” the proclamation said.
People from the six Muslim majority countries were banned from entering into the by for 90 days in the expiring ban.
Revised a few times, the ban originally followed 2016 campaign pledge by Trump for a “complete” shutdown of Muslims entering the US on the pretext of the so-called war on terror.
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