Just six weeks after signing his original travel ban that got blocked, which stopped people from seven muslim-majority countries from traveling to the United States, Trump signed his second executive order banning travelers from six muslim-majority countries, dropping Iraq from the previous list of countries.
The new ban blocks travelers from Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. So why is Iraq in the clear? Iraq decided to “increase cooperation with the US government on the vetting of its citizens applying for a visa to travel to the United States,” according to an administration fact sheet.
With the previous ban, even green card holders who are residence of the U.S. were being held in airports with others. This ban will allow green card holders and anyone with a travel visa to enter the U.S.
The Trump administration wants it to be known that the order is not geared towards any specific religion. The ban will take place in about 10 days.