Beginning Saturday, citizens from six countries will face tough travel restrictions, effectively blocking immigration to the U.S.
The expanded travel ban affects people from Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Tanzania and Sudan.
The White House says those countries failed to meet minimum security standards. A crackdown on immigration has been the centerpiece of Trump’s presidency.
CGTN’s Owen Fairclough has this report.
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- Afia Yunus is an immigration rights advocate and Principal Attorney and Founder of Yunus Law.
- Nneka Achapu is Founder of the African Public Affairs Committee.
- Amin Ganjalizadeh is Supervisory immigration attorney at Leyruta PLLC.
- Ira Mehlman is Media Director with Federation for American Immigration Reform or FAIR.
Trump's expanded travel ban policy goes into effect today.
Immigrants from Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Nigeria will no longer be able to obtain visas allowing them to immigrate to the US permanently. https://t.co/4mIo8cEKkl
— Vox (@voxdotcom) February 21, 2020
Trump travel ban extension leaves Africans angry and disappointed https://t.co/XjqNptJRjM
— The Guardian (@guardian) February 6, 2020