State Department: US Travel Ban Fully Implemented


The U.S. State Department said Friday that it had begun implementing President Donald Trump’s order limiting travel into the country.

The order, which was given the go-ahead by the Supreme Court on Monday, restricts travelers to varying degrees from eight countries, six of them with Muslim-majority populations. The countries are Chad, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

The State Department said in a statement that no visas would be revoked under the new vetting procedures. It also said the restrictions were not intended to be permanent. They “may be lifted as countries work with the U.S. government to ensure the safety of Americans.”

Meanwhile, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia assailed a Trump administration lawyer on Friday with questions about the president’s travel order.

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