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Trump signs new order banning 6 Muslim countries from travelling US

Trump signs new order banning 6 Muslim countries from travelling US
March 07, 2017

PESHAWAR, 7 March: The United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order imposing travel ban on people from six Muslim countries for three months.

The new executive order will not be applicable on people already having visas and they will be allowed to travel freely. According to a statement issued from the White House, the banned countries include Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. It said the ban will be applicable from 16 March.

The statement said the people of Iraq have not been included in the ban and the green card holders and people already possessing valid visas will be exempted from the restrictions. It added that the citizens of Syria will not face travel ban for an indefinite period, like the one in the previous executive order.

Trump had issued first order banning entry of people from seven Muslim countries to the US in January which resulted in protests in America and rest of the world. The Federal Court in America had suspended that order.

Trump administration officials say that even with the changes, the goal of the new order is the same as the first: keeping would-be terrorists out of the United States while the government reviews the vetting system for refugees and visa applicants from certain parts of the world.

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