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Trump’s new executive order on immigration: What You Need to Know

The flags of the six Muslim-majority countries that have been banned from entering the US by president Trump’s new executive order on immigration.

On March 6, 2017, president Trump signed a new executive order on immigration to clarify his previous chaotic one that was successfully blocked by the courts following a suit by the states of Washington and Minnesota. The president’s new executive order will take effect on March 16, 2017.

The original order had seven Muslim majority countries, Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Syria and Libya. The new order drops Iraq from the list.

The 90 day ban still stays as in the previous order.

According to the US State Department, all visas revoked because of the original travel ban have been fully restored.

Also, all refugees from all countries are suspended from entering for 120 days. There is no longer an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees as was the case in the previous order, they will be lumped in together in the 120 days ban on all refugees.

This new executive order applies to foreign nationals of the designated countries who:

The new executive ban is more clear as it attempts to avoid the chaos that greeted the previous one as people got detained at airports with no warning. According to the order, the suspension of entry will not apply to the following:

Most legal experts, citing the uncertainty and unpredictability of the Trump administration, are advising non-US citizens currently in the United States from traveling to the affected six countries.

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About Tom Gitaa [1]

Tom is the President and Publisher of Mshale and chair of the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium (MMMC). As Mshale founder, he did a lot of the reporting during the humble beginnings of the newspaper. While he still does the occasional reporting, he now concentrates on the publishing side of the news operation.Tom was also the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the DishNetwork satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states such as the president of  The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh at State House, Banjul. Tom has previously served in the board of directors of Global Minnesota, the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has also previously served as President of the Board of Directors of Books for Africa, the largest shipper of donated books to Africa and. He sits on the board of the United Nations Association.