Trump Adds More Restrictions To 'Travel Ban' List

President Donald Trump has added North Korea to his 'travel ban' list. The 'travel ban' list now includes Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Citizens from Iraq and Venezuela will receive 'heightened scrutiny' when entering the U.S. (Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/ Flickr)

President Donald Trump has added North Korea to his 'travel ban' list. The 'travel ban' list now includes Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea. Citizens from Iraq and Venezuela will receive 'heightened scrutiny' when entering the U.S according to the New York Times.

Officials described the new order as a much more targeted effort than the president’s earlier one. Each of the countries will be under its own set of travel restrictions, though in most cases citizens of the countries will be unable to emigrate to the United States personally and most will be barred from coming to work, study or vacation in America.

Iran, for example, will still be able to send its citizens on student exchanges, though such visitors will be subject to enhanced screening. Certain government officials of Venezuela and their families will be barred from visiting the United States. Somalis will no longer be allowed to emigrate to the United States, but may visit with extra screening.

The president’s announcement comes after the administration conducted a worldwide, 90-day review of the security measures in place in other countries to prevent terrorists or criminals from entering the United States by applying for a tourist, work or education visa.

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