Srinagar: US President Donald Trump has signed a revised executive order, banning the entry of travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to the United States, media reports said on Tuesday.
The new version of his controversial travel ban will affect would-be visitors from Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen and Libya. In addition to the travel ban, the US president has also shut down the US refugee program.
As per reports quoting White House spokesman Michael Short, the signing was done privately.
The revised order, which will come into force on March 16, also stipulates that a 90-day ban on people from the six countries does not apply to those who already have valid visas or people with US green cards. The latest order, however, excludes Iraq from the list of targeted countries following pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. Iraq was omitted from the list after taking into consideration the country’s role in fighting the Islamic State group.