Trump Administration Tailors New Visa Restrictions to Specific Countries and Adds New Countries…

President Trump has announced new visa, immigration and travel restrictions to replace the earlier expiring executive order.  New Executive Order Here  The new program is tailored to the unique security and vetting challenges of each nation.

North Korea, Chad and Venezuela have been added to the list.  Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia remain on the list with modifications based on national security review. Sudan has been removed from the list.

♦Section. 2.  Suspension of Entry for Nationals of Countries of Identified Concern.  The entry into the United States of nationals of the following countries is hereby suspended and limited, as follows, subject to categorical exceptions and case by-case waivers, as described in sections 3 and 6 of this proclamation:

(a)  Chad.

(i)   The government of Chad is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Chad has shown a clear willingness to improve in these areas.  Nonetheless, Chad does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information and fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion.  Additionally, several terrorist groups are active within Chad or in the surrounding region, including elements of Boko Haram, ISIS-West Africa, and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb.  At this time, additional information sharing to identify those foreign nationals applying for visas or seeking entry into the United States who represent national security and public-safety threats is necessary given the significant terrorism-related risk from this country.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Chad, as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is hereby suspended.

(b)  Iran.

(i)   Iran regularly fails to cooperate with the United States Government in identifying security risks, fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion, is the source of significant terrorist threats, and fails to receive its nationals subject to final orders of removal from the United States.  The Department of State has also designated Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Iran as immigrants and as nonimmigrants is hereby suspended, except that entry by such nationals under valid student (F and M) and exchange visitor (J) visas is not suspended, although such individuals should be subject to enhanced screening and vetting requirements.

(c)  Libya.

(i)   The government of Libya is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding on that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Libya, nonetheless, faces significant challenges in sharing several types of information, including public-safety and terrorism-related information necessary for the protection of the national security and public safety of the United States.  Libya also has significant inadequacies in its identity-management protocols.  Further, Libya fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion and has been assessed to be not fully cooperative with respect to receiving its nationals subject to final orders of removal from the United States.  The substantial terrorist presence within Libya’s territory amplifies the risks posed by the entry into the United States of its nationals.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Libya, as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is hereby suspended.

(d)  North Korea.

(i)   North Korea does not cooperate with the United States Government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of North Korea as immigrants and nonimmigrants is hereby suspended.

(e)  Syria.

(i)   Syria regularly fails to cooperate with the United States Government in identifying security risks, is the source of significant terrorist threats, and has been designated by the Department of State as a state sponsor of terrorism.  Syria has significant inadequacies in identity-management protocols, fails to share public-safety and terrorism information, and fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Syria as immigrants and nonimmigrants is hereby suspended.

(f)  Venezuela.

(i)   Venezuela has adopted many of the baseline standards identified by the Secretary of Homeland Security and in section 1 of this proclamation, but its government is uncooperative in verifying whether its citizens pose national security or public-safety threats.  Venezuela’s government fails to share public-safety and terrorism-related information adequately, fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion, and has been assessed to be not fully cooperative with respect to receiving its nationals subject to final orders of removal from the United States.  There are, however, alternative sources for obtaining information to verify the citizenship and identity of nationals from Venezuela.  As a result, the restrictions imposed by this proclamation focus on government officials of Venezuela who are responsible for the identified inadequacies.

(ii)  Notwithstanding section 3(b)(v) of this proclamation, the entry into the United States of officials of government agencies of Venezuela involved in screening and vetting procedures — including the Ministry of the Popular Power for Interior, Justice and Peace; the Administrative Service of Identification, Migration and Immigration; the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigation Service Corps; the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service; and the Ministry of the Popular Power for Foreign Relations — and their immediate family members, as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is hereby suspended.  Further, nationals of Venezuela who are visa holders should be subject to appropriate additional measures to ensure traveler information remains current.

(g)  Yemen.

(i)   The government of Yemen is an important and valuable counterterrorism partner, and the United States Government looks forward to expanding that cooperation, including in the areas of immigration and border management.  Yemen, nonetheless, faces significant identity-management challenges, which are amplified by the notable terrorist presence within its territory.  The government of Yemen fails to satisfy critical identity-management requirements, does not share public-safety and terrorism-related information adequately, and fails to satisfy at least one key risk criterion.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Yemen as immigrants, and as nonimmigrants on business (B-1), tourist (B-2), and business/tourist (B-1/B-2) visas, is hereby suspended.

(h)  Somalia.

(i)   The Secretary of Homeland Security’s report of September 15, 2017, determined that Somalia satisfies the information-sharing requirements of the baseline described in section 1(c) of this proclamation.  But several other considerations support imposing entry restrictions and limitations on Somalia.  Somalia has significant identity-management deficiencies.  For example, while Somalia issues an electronic passport, the United States and many other countries do not recognize it.  A persistent terrorist threat also emanates from Somalia’s territory.  The United States Government has identified Somalia as a terrorist safe haven.  Somalia stands apart from other countries in the degree to which its government lacks command and control of its territory, which greatly limits the effectiveness of its national capabilities in a variety of respects.  Terrorists use under-governed areas in northern, central, and southern Somalia as safe havens from which to plan, facilitate, and conduct their operations.  Somalia also remains a destination for individuals attempting to join terrorist groups that threaten the national security of the United States.  The State Department’s 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism observed that Somalia has not sufficiently degraded the ability of terrorist groups to plan and mount attacks from its territory.  Further, despite having made significant progress toward formally federating its member states, and its willingness to fight terrorism, Somalia continues to struggle to provide the governance needed to limit terrorists’ freedom of movement, access to resources, and capacity to operate.  The government of Somalia’s lack of territorial control also compromises Somalia’s ability, already limited because of poor recordkeeping, to share information about its nationals who pose criminal or terrorist risks.  As a result of these and other factors, Somalia presents special concerns that distinguish it from other countries.

(ii)  The entry into the United States of nationals of Somalia as immigrants is hereby suspended.  Additionally, visa adjudications for nationals of Somalia and decisions regarding their entry as nonimmigrants should be subject to additional scrutiny to determine if applicants are connected to terrorist organizations or otherwise pose a threat to the national security or public safety of the United States.

(Read Full Executive Order)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Sunday slapped new travel restrictions on citizens from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad, expanding the list of countries covered by his original travel bans that have been derided by critics and challenged in court.

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

“Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet,” Trump said in a tweet shortly after the proclamation was released.

Iraqi citizens will not be subject to travel prohibitions but will face enhanced scrutiny or vetting.  The current ban, enacted in March, was set to expire on Sunday evening.

The new restrictions, slated to take effect on Oct. 18, resulted from a review after Trump’s original travel bans sparked international outrage and legal challenges.

The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list.  ”North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements,” the proclamation said. (read more)

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83 Responses to Trump Administration Tailors New Visa Restrictions to Specific Countries and Adds New Countries…

  1. First Last says:

    Perhaps PT was a little premature pulling Sudan off the list.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. Trump just NEEDS TO BAN ALL MUSLIM COUNTRIES PERIOD.
    ENOUGH of this damn CHEERY PICKING BS.
    THEN DEPORT ALL IN OUR NATION AND THEIR SUPPORTERS IN CONGRESS AND JUDICIARY.
    HE IS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, NOT THEM.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Doug says:

      serious question but what is a muslim country these days? so many of these radicals now live in europe.. hard to know whats the best strategy going forward

      Liked by 10 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      I’m with you Jim – ban immigration from all 3rd world and Islamic dominated nations. In fact, it’s time to close all borders to immigration until the RAISE Act is fully implemented.

      Liked by 10 people

      • I think should completely lock this entire country down.
        Zero immigration until we gain complete control of the situation.
        No exceptions!

        Liked by 9 people

        • Bert Darrell says:

          Let’s be realistic. Ask the courts to approve your desire and see how far you get.

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          • LEET says:

            Agreed. However, if you want to prevent what is happening (and WILL continue to exponentially increase) in Germany, France, Swenden, Spain, etc. with the muslim population growth and subsequent balkanization, then “treepertrappedinoregons” suggestion is spot on correct. What is happening in the above mentioned countries should be a cautionary tale for the USA.

            Liked by 3 people

            • Bert Darrell says:

              LEET: I would agree with you (or anybody else supporting your arguments) if you explained to me how banning EVERYBODY from immigrating to the USA would prevent BLM, Antifa, and other groups like them, from doing the same thing as terrorists do. Blanket measures tend to expose their holes … too late.

              Extreme vetting would contribute to preventing the immigration of undesirables. Unshackling law enforcement, accompanied by the de-politization of the FBI and security/intelligence agencies, would go a long way towards preventing domestic terrorism.

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              • LEET says:

                One has nothing to do with the other. The goal of the 1965 Immigration Act was to change the face/culture of America, and it is doing so very well. BLM and Antifa are a product of cultural marxism (which also “immigrated” to the US)
                Selwyn Duke, one of the authors who writes at American Thinker website, has written extensively about all of the adverse consequences of decades of unfettered immigration in America.

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            • Jedi9 says:

              Glad I can live in a place where I can pack heat! Kudos to that Church member for neutralizing the situation. I heard he had him (suspect perp) surrender with a gun pointed on him until LEO arrived!

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        • jonvil says:

          THAT is the answer to the problem, supported by politicians and judges using logic, reason and common sense, the problem being that they are exceedingly hard to find.
          Most politicians and judges are liberals and/or globalists. They would fight against it based on either their feel good emotionalism of the moment or their ‘America Last’ agenda.

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        • filia.aurea says:

          I agree fully. The President has the authority. When a pipe bursts, you turn off the supply before mopping up the floor.

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  3. Snow White says:

    Sudan needs to be put back on the ban list.

    Liked by 5 people

  4. fleporeblog says:

    Thank you President Trump for carrying about each and every American! I love ❤️ the fact he included additional countries especially North Korea 🇰🇵 and Venezuela 🇻🇪! You know that those two cesspools would try to get every single person they can into our country once Fat Boy and Maduro are taken out. This completely closes them off from a mass exodus to the USA 🇺🇸!

    I can’t wait for the SC to take on this case on October 10th! That way the BS they allowed in June about relatives being exempt is thrown the hell out! Keep in mind Justice Thomas, Gorsuch and Alito didn’t want that BS included!

    Liked by 12 people

  5. Sneaking down the alley with Sally. Behind their back in front of their face…….

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  6. POP says:

    Oh my, Sudan back in. Must be the West Wing Democrats flexing a small muscle.

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    • Trump doesn’t do anything Trump doesn’t want to do. He hears the voices of his advisers, but he does not consider them to be his bosses. You’d do yourself a favor to quit imagining trouble in the White House when there is none. Have some faith in our president like the rest of us.

      Liked by 6 people

      • POP says:

        Yep, no deep state holdovers, progressive activists, crony donors or anthropogenic global warming hysterics anywhere near PTrump’s ear. That would account for the coming DACA fudge, continued massive muslim immigration, no Wall or Wall money after 250 days and US involvement in overseas wars that PTrump is absolutely opposed to according to his campaign speeches.
        I agree, we are just so lucky to have a White House staff that supports our President’s agenda.

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        • jeans2nd says:

          It seems you believe this is the first time Pres Trump has ever been “surrounded” by “deep state holdovers, progressive activists, crony donors or anthropogenic global warming hysterics” (your words).

          Nothing could be further from the truth. You do know that Pres Trump is from NYC, yes? That the “progressive, Democrat” voices in Pres Trump’s family have always been there, yes?

          Please be realistic. What has changed are situations and circumstances, not people.

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        • Bert Darrell says:

          POP: we know where you are coming from. Give my regards to your Breitbart News pals and a hug to David Brock. Happy cheap pizza!

          Liked by 1 person

  7. trapper says:

    While the news critters are all having the vapors over the antics of professional football players. Squirrel!

    Liked by 11 people

  8. Janice says:

    Praise God for giving us the gift of Trump MAGA! I WONDER IF WHATEVER THEY HAVE ON Justice Roberts will come into play?

    Liked by 3 people

  9. WayneG says:

    And, tomorrow all of DC will be discussing the NFL…while the POTUS continues to secure the homeland. It’s rather comical how easily Trump can distract the media to chase trivial pursuits.

    Liked by 18 people

  10. Let’s see which 9 th circuit judge will challenge this!

    Liked by 3 people

    • M33 says:

      It will probably be my good ol’ state Hawaii…

      (sigh…)

      Liked by 1 person

      • catluver99 says:

        I agree M33 but I have to wonder now that North Korea is on that ban list and Kim threatening to shoot off missiles in the Pacific Ocean… what a conundrum!

        Liked by 1 person

        • Binkser1 says:

          Are you kidding, these Leftists are rooting for North Korea. They would love to think in their last moments before a nuke hit that they were “right” about Trump. This is the level of mental instability coming from the Left. I am not kidding either. There are people on many sites that are actively rooting for Kim and North Korea in their posts. These rabid animals need to be put down.

          Liked by 5 people

    • beachgrammie says:

      If not now (and I think we are there) then soon the Supreme Court will get very grumpy and even the 9th will have to lay off.

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Sentient says:

    I think the criterion for entry should be simple and arithmetic:
    IQ/BMI=> 5
    Also, not a Muslim.

    Liked by 1 person

    • smiley says:

      OATH OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE USA and THE GOD OF ABRAHAM ISAAC and JACOB.

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      • Blacksmith8 says:

        Offer bacon at the border. If it’s refused, extreme vetting, otherwise welcome to the USA, let’s get you documented and in the line for future citizenship in 25 years.

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        • KenG says:

          Hire women for the interviewing and so forth. Have them part of security as well.
          Make sure dogs are around to sniff luggage, preferably in sight of the interview process
          Offer bacon as a welcome to the USA.

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  12. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    Q. Are you a muslim terrorist?
    A. No.
    Come on in.
    Thank you. Praise allah.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. M33 says:

    So the DPRK and Venezuela are Muslim now?

    I mean… the Dem parrots keep saying this is a “Muslim Ban”.

    LOL!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  14. WSB says:

    I am watching ‘Boomerang’ tonight. 1947. Dana Andrews. This was America, American justice, and who we are. I will not apologize.

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  15. amwick says:

    So, the 9th circuit will issue an injunction.. in 7,6, 5….. wait for it… 😦

    Liked by 2 people

  16. beachgrammie says:

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/09/recess-4-stone-soup/

    The Supremes are very busy and don’t have a lot of time for 9th foolishnish. 🙂

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  17. Minnie says:

    Not merely a muslim ban now, eh libs?

    Prepare for incoming – splody head alert.

    Liked by 8 people

  18. andi lee says:

    State Department VISA Lottery YR2018: 50,000.

    Liked by 3 people

  19. nimrodman says:

    Pres Trump firmly and pro-actively planting his foot to maintain the Executive Branch’s prerogative to set protective immigration policy and rules.

    Use it or lose it.

    Liked by 3 people

  20. dutzie60 says:

    Take a look at this site. It is a listing of mosques in each state. There is a drop down box to choose a state. I took some time and looked at many of the states and the cities where mosques are located. I have to wonder how many muslims are in some of the places listed, such as, Victoria, TX, Yuma, AZ, Plaquemine, LA, Galveston, TX. Well, you get the picture. Faith building or invasion?
    http://hirr.hartsem.edu/cgi-bin/mosque/db.pl?db=default&uid=default&view_records=1&ID=*&sb=3&State=TX

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Doing the same thing they’ve already done in Europe. It is an invasion.

      Liked by 2 people

    • backwoodsgirl123 says:

      There’s bunches here in Orlando!

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    • In Az says:

      They were placed in small towns all over the United States during the eight years of Imam Obama. It was well planned out.

      Just as illegals were given free rides to anywhere they wanted to go. Just as “minorities” have been sent to predominantly Caucasian areas.
      My area has seen a tremendous increase. There are no jobs here, the Mexican descent people who were born and raised here hate Caucasians and non Catholics, and now out of state other “minority” people are being resettled here.

      Soros and Obama have been very busy orchestrating the destruction of the United States.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Sharon says:

    “(ii) The entry into the United States of nationals of Somalia as immigrants is hereby suspended.”

    It’s

    About

    Time

    Liked by 4 people

    • backwoodsgirl123 says:

      Yeah, the HUD dept. gave them discounted rent so they could go back home on vacation!!!

      If it’s so bad there that they had to flee and come here, why in the world are they allowed to return? Why are they given reduced rent so that they can vacation in Somalia?

      Liked by 2 people

  22. anthohmy says:

    A citizen needs to devote a large portion of life to understanding all of this, and even still…

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  23. Arkindole says:

    One can almost hear the paperwork being filed in the ninth circus as we type.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. G. Combs says:

    If the Ninth Circus Yelps again, the POTUS should rescind this EO and write a new EO ALLOWING NO IMMIGRATION for the next thirty years. It has been done before.

    Liked by 1 person

  25. wodiej says:

    Excellent job Mr President!

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Wow, that Scotusblog is great. Here’s news:

    Justices take travel ban cases off October argument calendar Someone said it was because the old order had expired and is, therefore, moot, and a new one is going into effect.

    Like

  27. Daniel Arden says:

    Obviously, Sudan needs to be put back on the list.

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