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New Trump Travel Order Fails To Silence Critics

Richard Drew / AP
 

Richard Drew / AP

Scott Shafer | The California Report

President Trump’s revised executive order limiting travel to the U.S. from six Muslim-majority countries appears to address key legal concerns with his original order, but it hasn’t mollified California congressional critics and others.

Unlike the original order struck down by federal courts, the new order signed this morning removes Iraq from the travel ban, applies only to non-visa holders and deletes the preference for “religious minorities” that had created the appearance of illegally targeting Muslims. But it retains a 120-day ban on refugees worldwide. In contrast to the Jan. 27 order, which took effect immediately and caused chaos at airports, the new ban becomes effective on March 16.

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