Trump signs revised executive order exempting Iraq from travel ban

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U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a second Executive Order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

This time, the president signed the order privately, leaving the public unveiling to three members of his cabinet.

The revamped order aims to correct legal issues in the original that led U.S. federal courts to suspend its implementation.

CGTN’s Nathan Kings reports.

Trump signs revised executive order exempting Iraq from travel ban

U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a second Executive Order restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries. The revamped order aims to correct legal issues in the original that led U.S. federal courts to suspend the order.

Six of the seven countries that were on the original ban list, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Yemen, and Somalia remain on the newest executive order. The temporary ban is for 90 days from all non-visa travel from these countries and 120 days for refugees.

Current holders of a U.S. Visa or permanent residents originally from the banned countries will be exempt. 

The ban will come into effect Mar 16 and that date will begin a 90 day review period after which the Trump administration will announce new procedures and may add or subtract countries from the list.