Trump Issues New Travel Restrictions As Ban Expires

White House declines to confirm or deny new travel ban

"The fact that Trump has added North Korea - with few visitors to the US - and a few government officials from Venezuela doesn't obfuscate the real fact that the administration's order is still a Muslim ban", said Anthony D. Romero, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

US President Donald Trump has announced travel restrictions into the country and the new list features people from North Korea.

Taylor said the recommendations were based on whether countries were providing US authorities with enough information to validate the identities of potential immigrants and visitors and to determine whether or not they posed a threat.

Johnathan Smith, legal director of the advocacy group Muslim Advocates, also slammed the measure as the "same Muslim ban" and an attempt "to undermine our Constitution".

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

Such a grace period may prevent mass confusions and chaos across USA airports seen in late January, when the initial travel ban took effect immediately upon Trump's announcement.

Days ago, the USA president called for a "tougher" travel ban after a bomb partially exploded on a London subway. Restrictions may be removed from countries if they meet a new set of minimum standards, according to the New York Times. Its most significant act came in June when it allowed both bans to go into effect in a limited fashion.

DHS confirmed that last week it provided the administration with a classified security report examining the vetting process for entry into the US.

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The White House said the restrictions follow a review of information sharing by foreign governments. We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet,"Trump Twitted". A Justice Department spokesperson said the solicitor general will be updating the court about the new restrictions, adding that the administration will continue to defend the president's "lawful authority to issue his executive order". The Department of Homeland Security completed its review and the administration's new guidelines are based on its recommendations.

Senior administration officials say that the ban is now "condition-based and not time-based", so countries may come off the restricted list at some point.

One mostly Muslim country, Sudan, was dropped from the previous list and another, Chad, was added.

The enhanced national security measures, aim to create, for the first time in history, minimum requirements for global cooperation to support visa and immigration vetting and adjudications for individuals seeking entry to the U.S. They are designed to protect Americans' safety in an era of unsafe terrorism and transnational crime.

Meanwhile, Trump kept the controversial travel ban which was set to expire Sunday on five of six countries, namely, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, and lifted restrictions on Sudan.

Trump signed the initial travel ban during his first week in office, but it was met with immediate legal challenges, which have continued to hinder implementation of the full scope of the executive order.

The U.S. then shared the new baseline requirements with every foreign government in July and gave them 50 days to comply.

"Six of President Trump's targeted countries are Muslim".

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