A series of travel bans have been introduced since the start of the Trump
administration, each growing more refined and evolving as the restrictions
find their way through the courts that are trying to handle the bans.
As of September 24, 2017, a third version of the travel ban has been implemented.
Coming in on the heels of the recently expired second version of the travel
ban, this third version is more extensive, targeting travelers from eight
The countries included in the latest version of the travel ban include:
- North Korea
visa classes from these eight nations are banned from entering the U.S. Iraqi
citizens will also be subject to greater scrutiny, but there is not a
complete ban on travel from the country. This comes after Iraq was taken
off the list included in the second ban, after promising to increase information
sharing with the U.S. Many of the countries on the list are Muslim-majority,
which has been hailed as an imminent threat to the U.S. by the current
The ban on Venezuela affects only a small number of government officials
and their families. For North Korea, the ban limits the already extremely
small number of visas issued to citizens of the country. The inclusion
of Venezuela and North Korea is likely to be a way to work around the
accusations of religious animus. These accusations occurred with the prior
two bans, which contained only countries that were predominantly Muslim.
These bans are likely to affect most travelers from the targeted countries,
except for Venezuela. Unlike the previous ban, this order makes no provision
for travelers who have a bona fide and existing relationship with family
members, U.S. universities, or U.S. companies. This version of the ban
will honor existing travel visas and
The current version of this order does not address refugees, as the administration
still has until the end of October to resolve the refugee admission issue.
Trump has indicated that he plans to limit the amount of refugees allowed
to enter the country to an all-time low.
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