The Trump administration has announced new travel restrictions.
The travel ban is to include certain foreigners from eight different countries and varies from country to country.
Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.https://t.co/KJ886okyfC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
President Trump revealed via Twitter on Sunday night, “Make America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet.”
Per CNN, the new travel restrictions cover the following countries:
North Korea & Syria: All entry as immigrants and nonimmigrants suspended.
Chad, Yemen & Libya: Entry as immigrants and nonimmigrants on some business and tourist visas suspended.
Somalia:Entry as immigrants suspended. Nonimmigrants traveling to the US to face enhanced screening and vetting requirements.
Iran: Entry as immigrants and nonimmigrants suspended, except under valid student and exchange visitor visas – with enhanced screening and vetting requirements.
Venezuela: Entry of certain Venezuelan government officials and their immediate family members as nonimmigrants on some business and tourist visas suspended.
The White House issued a formal statement on Sunday calling the restrictions a “critical step toward establishing an immigration system that protects Americans’ safety and security in an era of dangerous terrorism and transnational crime.”