Trump Removes Iraq From Revised US Travel Ban
And then there were six. President Donald Trump’s new executive order on travel prevents citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from obtaining new U.S. visas for 90 days, but removes Iraq from the list of banned countries. Current visa-holders will be allowed to travel. The Pentagon and State Department reportedly urged Trump to exclude Iraq from the ban, given the country’s key role in fighting ISIS and its commitment to vetting travelers. It’s too soon to say if this revised ban, which takes effect March 16, will survive judicial scrutiny.