President Donald Trump signed a revised travel ban executive order Monday that temporarily stops entry to the U.S. for people from six Muslim-majority countries seeking new visas.
President Donald Trump signed a second executive order on Monday, March 6, 2017 that revised a previous one stopping entry into the U.S. for 90 days for people from six majority-Muslim countries:
What's different between the old and new orders?
- The revised order removes Iraq from the travel ban list;
- The revised order does not apply to people from those six countries who already have valid visas;
- The new ban does not include green card holders from those nations;
- The new order suspends for 120 days the entire refugee admission program, instead of singling out Syrian refugees for an indefinite ban.
The new travel ban takes effect March 16.