President Trump has issued a revised executive order addressing travel and immigration from six Muslim-majority countries. The new order comes less than a month after the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously blocked his previous executive order on the issue.
While the latest executive order is designed to avoid the same political and legal issues as its predecessor, it retains many of the same travel restrictions. So what's new in the new travel ban, and will it be any more palatable to protestors, politicians, and, most importantly, the courts? You can read it for yourself below.
There are three issues with the prior executive order addressed in today's reissued rules:
The new order won't affect those who've already been granted legal entry into the U.S. (either as permanent residents or temporary visa holders), current green card holders, or those who have been issued visas and have yet to travel to the U.S.;
The new order removes Iraq from the visa blacklist, but retains the 90-day hold on issuing visas to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen; and
The new order lifts the indefinite ban on refugees from Syria -- although a 120-day prohibition on all refugees remains intact, after 120 days approved refugees will be allowed to enter the U.S. from any country.
Read the new executive order in its entirety: