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Trump team readies new order to replace travel ban: WSJ

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 01:01

The Trump administration is set to issue a new travel ban that will widen the number of Muslim-majority countries targeted, the Wall Street Journal reports, and leave the ban open-ended. Ashraf Fahim has more.

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President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban set to be replaced by a new order that could apply to more than the six nations now targeted. The Wall Street Journal on Friday reporting the new ban will be tailored on a country by country basis…. The new order will also be open-ended, with nations potentially being added and dropped at any time. The ban sparked protests and chaos at airports worldwide before it was blocked by U.S. courts. Trump issued the first travel ban in January then signed a revised order executive order in March banning travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days… and barring most refugees for 120 days… The travel ban, which expires Sunday, is set to be reviewed by the Supreme Court on October 10th. The administration says the ban is critical to national security… but opponents say it targets Muslims and violates the U.S. Constitution's religious protections.

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Trump team readies new order to replace travel ban: WSJ

Friday, September 22, 2017 - 01:01