President Donald Trump's revised executive order will temporarily bar entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority countries who seek new visas, The Associated Press reports.
A fact sheet obtained by the news wire details the revised order, which aims to address some of the legal issues in the original one. The latest 90-day ban on people from Sudan, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen will not apply to those who currently have valid visas.
Also, unlike the first order, this ban does not include people from Iraq, with the Trump administration removing the country after negotiations that resulted in Iraq agreeing to "increase cooperation with the U.S. government on the vetting of its citizens applying for a visa to travel to the United States."
These minor changes aren’t soothing critics, however.
Following Trump’s signing of the order, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim elected to Congress, tweeted, “A Muslim ban is still a Muslim ban.”
Trump's Muslim Ban is still a Muslim Ban. https://t.co/WtL7B8eg75
— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 6, 2017
While Trump says the goal of his order is to keep would-be terrorists out of the country, Democrats, like Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn), believe it "still targets Muslims, still inspires more terrorism, still violates our founding principles. Oh, and still illegal.”
Version 2 of the ban still targets Muslims, still inspires more terrorism, still violates our founding principles. Oh, and still illegal. https://t.co/b80kX16G2D
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) March 6, 2017
As with the first Muslim ban, pushback is expected both on the streets and in the courts.