Trump Issues New, Extended Travel Ban
The list is getting longer. Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, set for Supreme Court review next month, expired. Now he’s issued a new one, which continues to restrict travelers from Yemen, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Syria, and adds Chad, North Korea, and some government officials from Venezuela to the list. The new ban, set to take effect Oct. 18, includes two countries that aren’t majority-Muslim — likely a bid to persuade judges that it isn’t religious discrimination — but defies previous court orders to make exceptions for family members.