Trump poised to sign new travel ban against some Muslim-majority countries

Plans to roll out revised executive order set for Monday, White House official says, as administration seeks to overcome legal challenges to first version

People protest against Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, outside the Terminal 4 at John F Kennedy international airport in New York, in January. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images

A revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program is expected to go to Donald Trump soon.

A White House official told the Associated Press plans to roll out the order were on track for Monday. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the order ahead of the official announcement.

The administration has repeatedly pushed back the signing as it has worked to better coordinate with the agencies that it will need to implement the ban. The new order has been in the works since shortly after a federal court blocked Trump’s initial effort.

Trump administration officials have said the new order aims to overcome the legal challenges to the first. Its goal will be the same: keep would-be terrorists out of the United States while the government reviews the vetting system for refugees and visa applicants from certain parts of the world.

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Source By theguardian

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