Trump bans or restricts visas for travel to United States from 8 countries

The six-country travel ban ordered by US President Donald Trump expire with the White House considering further measures

Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela were not part of the previous orders, but the restrictions to Venezuela will apply to government officials, according to the order.

Rather than a total ban on entry to the United States, the proposed restrictions differ by nation, based on cooperation with American security mandates, the threat the United States believes each country presents and other variables, officials said.

Individuals with that "bona fide" exception, such as a foreign grandparent of a United States citizen, can still apply for visas until October 18. Unlike the president's original bans, which had time limits, this one is open-ended.

But the officials described the addition of the two countries to Trump's travel restrictions as the result of a purely objective review.

New York Times reports that the original travel ban was applicable to people from six Muslim-majority countries.

For instance, foreign nationals from North Korea are banned, but a student from Iran will be allowed in, subject to "enhanced screening and vetting requirements", CNN quoted the White House statement as saying.

Citizens from Kim Jong-un's rogue state and North African Chad will be banned from entering the US.

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What is the reason for the restrictions?

The Department of Homeland Security has recommended the president go ahead with more targeted restrictions on foreign nationals from countries that the agency says refuse to share sufficient information with the US or haven't taken necessary security precautions.

An official of Homeland Security explained that there is a need to know details about people who enter America and their identities must be validated in order to protect the country from terror outfits.

Trump announced the first version of his travel ban a week after his inauguration, sparking chaos at airports and mass protests across the country.

Sudan was removed from the list.

What is being said about it?

That order didn't directly address the underlying legal issues, including politically explosive questions about presidential power and religious bias. Tell @realDonaldTrump that you will not be distracted.

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What that means in practice is that the new restrictions vary by country.

Where and when the next legal showdown on revised ban by Donald Trump will take place isn't clear yet.

North Korea, Venezuela and Chad have been added to the list of affected countries which includes Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

"Six of President Trump's targeted countries are Muslim".

Trump's fake empathy for Iranians rings ever more hollow, with his new and even more offensive travel ban against such outstanding citizens.

"As president, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people", Trump said.

And with North Korea and leftist Venezuela joining the list, some people are happy.

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