Trump reshaped travel ban with new limits on eight nations
The countries are included Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen
Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will have to follow new limits on entrance into the USA under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will put back his expiring travel ban.
The new set of laws, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into effect on October 18.
A postponement of non-immigrant visas to citizens for Venezuela, for instance, will apply only to certain government officials and their immediate families.
The announcement comes the same day as Trump’s short-term ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries was set to expire 90 days after it went into effect. That ban had excluded citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lack a “credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from entering the U.S. Only one of those countries, Sudan, will no longer be subject to travel limits.
“Making America Safe is my first priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump tweeted late Sunday after the new guidelines was announced.