Venezuela Added to President Donald Trump's New Travel Bans

White House Replaces Ban with New Restrictions

White House declines to confirm or deny new travel ban

Our xenophobe-in-chief issued the third version of his travel ban on Sunday, just as the second version was set to expire.

Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation issued by the president.

President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travellers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. In September, the high court announced a temporary order that kept refugees from entering the U.S.as the justices prepared for the October 10 hearing. "The entry into the United States of nationals of North Korea as immigrants and nonimmigrants is hereby suspended". "Lawful permanent residents are more hard to remove than nonimmigrants even after national security concerns arise, which heightens the costs and dangers of errors associated with admitting such individuals".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement the president was carrying out his duty to protect the American people. The U.S. then shared those benchmarks with every country in the world and gave them 50 days to comply.

Trump administration officials say the restrictions are necessary because the nations on the list have either refused to share information with the US government or have not taken necessary security precautions. Officials said that Iran was uncooperative and would be subject to a broad travel ban, but Mr. Trump made an exception for student and exchange visas.

North Korea's authoritarian government doesn't allow most of its 24 million people to travel overseas, except in special cases such as for jobs that bring in foreign currency or participation in sporting events. New rules on the administration's refugee policy are expected to come out in the coming days.

These modifications to the ban, while significant, don't change - and in many ways amplify - its rotten core.

President Nicolas Maduro has called those sanctions a financial blockade against the country, which is grappling with triple-digit inflation and chronic product shortages as its economy unravels. As part of the presidential proclamation signed Sunday, the USA will also bar the entry of certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate families. "President Trump's original sin of targeting Muslims can not be cured by throwing other countries onto his enemies list". At the same time, the underpinning of the original travel ban, which was derailed by a series of legal obstacles, is largely still in place. She wrote, "The greater the sense that the policy reflects a considered, expert judgment, the less the temptation (by courts) to second-guess the executive". "It looks less like a matter of prejudice or a desire to fulfil a campaign promise".

"These changes are set to take effect on October 18, though the restrictions on Sudan will be lifted immediately, as a result of security baselines defined by the administration".

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