Trump Expands Travel Ban to Include North Korea and Venezuela

Addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens restrictions from original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

(MEE) — The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the US as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia, the Trump administration said in a statement on Sunday.

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The addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens the restrictions from the original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

It also removes Sudan, one of the countries in the original ban, leaving eight nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the US.

The new restrictions, slated to go into effect on 18 October, resulted from a review after President Donald Trump’s original travel bans were challenged in court.

“North Korea does not cooperate with the United States government in any respect and fails to satisfy all information-sharing requirements,” the statement said.

Full travel bans were placed on nationals from North Korea and Chad, while the restrictions for Venezuela were limited to officials from a long list of government agencies and their families.

An administration official briefing reporters on a conference call acknowledged that the number of North Koreans traveling to the US now was very low.

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  • dj quake

    So I have to admit, I didn’t know there were Muslims in North Korea or Venezuela for that matter. I thought this was a “Muslim” Ban. I’ll need to buy a new Marxist translation guide. I was certain Catholic did not mean Muslim and I was convinced “atheist state” was defined as no religion. Wait… This administration never said it was a Muslim ban. That’s right! It was those guys who keep getting it wrong, the Marxist hijacked Democratic Party.
    i.e. Russia, Russia, Russia
    Golden Showers
    President is a racist/nazi/white supremacist
    President is doing it for the money
    President’s wife hates him
    President’s young son is mentally handicapped
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had “threatened to resign”
    That Comey, just before he was fired, had asked the Justice Department’s Rosenstein for more funding and personnel for the Russian intelligence probe
    CNN’s claim that Trump “is under investigation” when Comey told congress Trump wasn’t under investigation on 05/10/2017
    CNN’s connection of grand jury subpoenas to Comey’s firing

    The multitude of media comparisons to Watergate

    Trump nor Trump Tower was ever wiretapped
    Clapper said no FISA court order for wiretapping trump or anyone in campaign, and HE WOULD know if there were

    Obama administration never ordered surveillance of Trump and team
    Trumps financial reports are wrong Judge says could mean prison
    President is anti-semitic won’t denounce synagogues being vandalized,
    President is a two-scoop ice cream pimp, (ok I made that one up, but still, is this really news)
    I could go on. I just barely scratched the surface of the first 6 months of Trumps presidency.

    On a side note more recently: Obama administration designates ANTIFA as a terrorist organization…. Last month Obama group donates $1,000,000 to ANTIFA. ANTIFA are no longer activists and protesters, they are now mercenaries bought and paid to do their violent duty. So when they bring that noise down to Texas on November 4th, let it be known:
    We in Texas will be legally armed, heavily armed, and well within our right to defend our property, our lives and the lives of unarmed citizens as well as support local law enforcement and other law enforcement agencies in defending the constitution of the United States of America. Dallas Ft Worth is not Berkley. We do not have safe spaces for violent seditious groups that intend to overthrow the duly elected government.