The President of United States, Donald Trump on 24 September 2017 issued a new travel ban that includes North Korea, Venezuela and Chad in the list of eight countries. For Venezuela, the restrictions apply only to government officials and their families. Unlike a prior ban, which was meant to be temporary, the new restrictions are set to continue indefinitely. With more tailored restrictions and the addition of countries with a non-Muslim majority, this new ban may prove more hard to fight in court, but since these new restrictions are indefinite rather than 90 days long, the fight against them is more crucial than ever.
The old ban had barred citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lacked a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States" from entering the U.S. Only one of those countries, Sudan, will no longer be subject to travel restrictions.
Citizens of Iran will not be eligible for tourism and business visas, but remain eligible for student and cultural exchange visas if they undergo additional scrutiny.
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Brigham Young University announced Thursday that it will start to sell caffeinated soft drinks on campus. Caffeinated sodas will still not be sold at the two satellite campuses in Jerusalem and Salt Lake City.
Trump last week called for a "tougher" travel ban after a bomb partially exploded on a London subway. Each nation under this ban has its own travel restrictions, but the order overwhelming bars tourists, families of American residents, and even those seeking medical visas from entering the United States. Last week, Kim called Trump a "mentally deranged US dotard" in response to Trump's threats to "totally destroy" the North. Trump later said Kim is "obviously a madman who doesn't mind starving or killing his people".
The U.S. had already imposed wide-ranging sanctions on certain high-ranking Venezuelan government officials to protest the government's attempts to consulate power. The ban on non-Muslim countries, however, are more diplomatic in nature: Venezuela's ban is different in that it only targets government officials, while all relations with North Korea have been frozen for quite some time.
Additionally, the nation's highest court has ordered parties to address whether the fact that Trump's ban on refugees from all countries expires on October 24 renders that aspect of the case moot.
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She had began her speech, calling dreamers courageous. "I mean, this is the problem with not enforcing the rule of law". That attitude could send Democrats down a slippery slope. "And that's our threshold", she said.
Following an extensive review by the Department of Homeland Security, we are taking action today to protect the safety and security of the American people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the United States. In addition, he said that the list was created to advance foreign policy, national security and counterterrorism objectives.
US Solicitor General Noel Francisco notified the Supreme Court of the president's new directive late Sunday, and suggested that the court have the parties in the case file briefs about what they think should happen by October 5.
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