BREAKING: Trump Signs NEW Travel Ban Executive Order – Here Are 13 Things You Need To Know

Published on March 6, 2017

The long-awaited version 2.0 has now been revealed. Here’s what you need to know:

The President’s Travel ban has been revised, reworked and reissued.

What does the new one look like?

— This order is, let us emphasize, a 90-day suspension of travel, during which US vetting methods will be reviewed and improved. Not a ‘forever’ ban.

— We have gone from SEVEN named countries to SIX… Iraq is no longer on the list.

— The countries named on that list came from Congress and Obama’s administration as having elevated risk.

— The named countries are so named because they have been ‘compromised by terrorism’

— There is to be a ten-day roll-out period, rather than immediate implementation.

— Persons who already have legal access to the US — including legal residents of the US, Dual-citizens, and visa holders — will be unaffected.

— Waivers can be applied for by citizens of the named countries and can be issued on a case-by-case basis.

— There is (still) no religious test in this order — however much the phrase ‘Muslim-majority-countries’ gets bandied about. There are far more Muslims fall OUTSIDE the scope of this ban than within it.

— It specifically names the clause where the President draws his authority to enact such an order.

— It explains within the order why Iraq is no longer on the list: Iraq has increased its levels of information sharing with the US, and is need not fall under this list any longer.

— Refugees will be capped at 50,000 per year, with a suspension of 120 days while screening methods are reviewed.

— DHS will have increased transparency, making updates every 180 days about charges against foreign nationals involving Terrorism

— DHS will be tracking and reporting Gender-Based violence (including so-called ‘honor killings’)

Many of questions you might still have are covered in this FAQ fact sheet.

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