Here are the details of the new Executive Order. My main problem is it allows all visas already issued. We know Obama handed visas our like candy in the failed states/terror states list. But it doesn’t mean we can’t still assess people asthey come in, as exampled in this case of an Afghan family w visas being detailed in California. A judge is addressing that situation now.
President Trump’s revised executive order suspending the U.S. refugee program and entry to the U.S. from several mostly Muslim countries included several changes compared with the original.
Here’s what you need to know:
Iraq removed from list. The executive order still imposes a 90-day suspension of entry to the United States for nationals of several mostly Muslim countries. Iraq, however, has been removed from the original list…
Valid visas stand. The order clarifies that foreign nationals from the six countries who already had valid visas as of Jan. 27 will not be affected.
Syria treated the same. The new order still calls for a temporary suspension of all refugees from any country while measures are put into place to vet. But the new order drops language regarding an “indefinite suspension” of Syrian refugees…
Green card holders exempt. The new order makes clear that legal permanent residents are not affected.
Security review. In the first 20 days, DHS will perform a global, country-by-country review of identity and security information that each of the six countries provides to support U.S. visa and immigration determinations…
Rollout in public. The last time, the president signed the document without much media fanfare. This time, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions introduced the revised executive order in a media briefing.
New effective date. The Trump administration said the new Executive Order is effective at 12:01 a.m. EST on March 16.
— Sean Spicer (@PressSec) March 6, 2017