Trump administration announces new travel restrictions

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The newest ban also bars North Koreans and Venezuelan government officials. For Venezuela, restrictions apply to government officials and their immediate family.

The Trump administration is expanding travel ban as they announced new travel restrictions on visitors from eight countries on Sunday.

The United States has expanded its controversial travel ban to include people from North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.

"Making America Safe is my number one priority". "We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet", he said.

The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry responded to the travel ban on Monday: "It is worth pointing out that these types of lists are incompatible with global law, and constitute a form of psychological and political terrorism", the statement reads.

To limit confusion, valid visas would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Senior administration officials said a review of Sudan's cooperation with the USA government on national security and information-sharing showed it was appropriate to remove it from the list.

For nonimmigrants, the restrictions are still quite severe, but they vary by country.

The new restrictions will be phased in over time, officials said, and the restrictions will not affect anyone who already holds a US visa.

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The ban covers Chad, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Libya. For example, while Iran remains on the list of countries with travel restrictions, student and exchange visas are an exception.

North Korea's authoritarian government doesn't allow most of its 24 million people to travel overseas, except in special cases such as for jobs that bring in foreign currency or participation in sporting events.

"The travel ban into the United States should be far larger, tougher and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!" he tweeted. The old travel ban barred individuals from the listed countries from entering the USA for 90 days, put a stop for 120 days to the refugee resettlement program while also barring Syrians from entering indefinitely.

The addition of North Korea and Venezuela now means not all nations on the list are majority-Muslim. Last week, Kim called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" in response to Trump's threats to "totally destroy" the North. Trump later said Kim is "obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people".

Officials said Venezuela was added to the list because its government won't say whether its citizens pose a public safety threat. The fact that Trump has added North Korea - with few visitors to the United States - and a few government officials from Venezuela doesn't obfuscate the real fact that the administration's order is still a Muslim ban. It also might be less easily tied to Trump's campaign-trail statements some courts viewed as biased against Muslims.

Trump administration officials say the restrictions are necessary because the nations on the list have either refused to share information with the USA government or have not taken necessary security precautions. He said the State Department would coordinate with other federal agencies to implement the measures in "an orderly manner" and would "continue to work closely with our allies and partners who share our commitment to national and global security". The matter will be ultimately decided when the Supreme Court hears arguments on the merits of the executive order in October.

The ACLU, along with other organizations, were to participate in the legal challenge against the ban when the court reconvenes in October but instead the justices have asked all parties for briefs addressing "whether, or to what extent" the new prohibitions may render the case moot and to do so by Oct. 5.

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