International

Trump to Ban Entry of Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans and Others to United States

Trump to Ban Entry of Syrians, Iraqis, Iranians, Libyans and Others to United States

gty_donald_trump_announcement_jc_150630_16x9_992

United States President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order temporarily banning the entry of citizens from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen from entering the country.

According to CNN, Trump will temporarily ban the inflow of refugees and suspend the issuing of visas to citizens of the seven Middle Eastern and African countries.

However, according to Reuters, the executive order will not apply to “religious minorities escaping persecution”.

The ban will reportedly remain in place until more aggressive vetting is implemented, reports Reuters.

If Trump does proceed with the executive order, it will fulfil earlier promises he had made during the election to ban individuals from countries where there is a high risk of terror.

In 2016, Trump said he would temporarily suspend immigration from “some of the most dangerous and volatile of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.” Trump had initially proposed banning all Muslims from entering the United States, but appeared to back down from the proposal after mounting criticism.

Egypt Qualifies for African Cup of Nations Quarter Finals
Germany Lifts Last Restrictions on Flights to Egypt's South Sinai

Subscribe to our newsletter


International

More in International

Egypt Keeping Rafah Border Opened Entire Ramadan Month

Sara AhmedMay 18, 2018

Breakthrough for Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Talks

Victoria WoodsMay 17, 2018

41 Palestinians Killed in Clashes with Israeli Troops as US Embassy Opens

Sara AhmedMay 14, 2018

US Embassy to Open in Jerusalem Despite Worldwide Criticism

Sara AhmedMay 14, 2018

Indonesia Church Bombings Leave 11 Dead

Sara AhmedMay 13, 2018

The Fake Enemy Behind the Iran Deal

Mirna AbdulaalMay 9, 2018

Reverse Immigration: Syrian Refugees are Escaping Germany

Kareem MokhtarMay 7, 2018

No 2018 Nobel Prize for Literature Due to Scandals

Sara AhmedMay 4, 2018
Egyptian Streets is an independent, young, and grass roots news media organization aimed at providing readers with an alternate depiction of events that occur on Egyptian and Middle Eastern streets, and to establish an engaging social platform for readers to discover and discuss the various issues that impact the region.

© 2017 Egyptian Streets. All Rights Reserved.