President Trump today signed a revised version of his executive order banning migrants from six nations, removing citizens from Iraq from the original travel embargo and scrapping a provision that explicitly protected religious minorities. The order, which comes about a month after federal judges blocked President Trump’s January ban on residents from seven Middle Eastern and African countries, won’t affect people who have previously been issued visas. It will be phased in over the next two weeks to avoid the chaotic, same-day implementation of the Jan. 27 order, according to Department of Homeland Security officials. The indefinite ban on refugees from Syria also has been reduced to a 120-day ban, requiring review and renewal, the officials said.
The ban effects Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. It also stops refugee admissions worldwide for 120 days.