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US Trump weighs travel ban expansion in coming days

21:30  21 january  2020
21:30  21 january  2020 Source:   politico.com

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President Donald Trump is considering expanding his much-maligned travel ban with an announcement expected as early as Monday, the three-year anniversary of the original order, which targeted several Muslim-majority nations.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: President Donald Trump.© Susan Walsh/AP Photo President Donald Trump.

The list of countries is not yet final and could be changed, but nations under consideration for new restrictions include Belarus, Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania, according to two people familiar with the matter.

A draft being considered by the Trump administration would place immigration restrictions on the additional seven countries, but not completely ban people from those nations from entering the United States.

Trump confirmed Tuesday in an interview with the Wall Street Journal from Davos that he is trying to add additional nations to the travel ban, but declined to list the countries.

Trump signed the original travel ban on Jan. 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure. It initially denied visas to citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, though it was later modified and upheld by the Supreme Court.

The White House, Homeland Security Department and State Department didn’t respond to requests for comment.

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