Trump Administration Plans to Expand Travel Restrictions to Seven Countries

Report Visa process to get more difficult as Trump adds Nigeria to travel ban list

Trump Confirms Plans to Broaden Travel Ban

Speaking at Davos on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said he would extend the travel ban but declined to specify which countries would be added, saying that the announcement would come "shortly".

The controversial ban, signed by the president seven days after he took office in January 2017, initially excluded travellers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

"We're adding a couple of countries to it", he said. "Doubling down on it won't make any of us safer", said Farhana Khera, president of Muslim Advocates, a nonprofit civil-rights organisation. CIS said the change is a result of the USA withdrawal past year from a 1955 treaty with Iran that had sought to promote commercial and economic ties between the countries.

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The first order, which banned travel to the USA by most residents of seven majority-Muslim countries, was struck down by a federal court and withdrawn.

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USA president Donald Trump confirmed that he plans to extend the USA travel ban that bars immigrants from several countries from entering the territory.

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Essentially, countries who have assured the United States of better border security, better sharing of identification information among nations and better travel document security, could evade the ban.

Responding to inquiries from reporters on presidential reaction to the plan, presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, said the presidency would not react to speculations.

While plans on exactly how many additional countries will be added to the list have not been finalized, some of the former include Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea. The ban also originally included both Iraq and Sudan, but those countries were eventually removed from the restrictions.

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Visa applicants deemed by consular officers to be coming to the U.S. primarily to give birth will now be treated like other foreigners coming to the USA for medical treatment, according to State Department guidance sent on Wednesday and viewed by The Associated Press. However, this list is not final yet. Trump has argued the ban on visas for some majority-Muslim countries is a necessary security measure.

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