“ABC News” : President Trump expected to sign new travel ban executive order today
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The Trump administration is expected to unveil a new travel ban executive order today, senior administration officials tell ABC News.
The new executive order officially revokes and replaces the controversial order signed by President Trump in January and blocked by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last month.
Sources say President Trump was reluctant to replace the original executive order and wanted to continue fighting to defend it in court, signing this one as a supplement of the first.
The provision on refugees has also been changed: The new order pU.S. a temporary halt on all refugees entering the United States.
Iraq has been removed from the original list at the urging of the Pentagon and State Department, where officials worried that keeping Iraq on the travel ban list could hinder the U.S. fight against ISIS.
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Trump expected to sign new travel ban order Monday
The revised order is expected to remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban for 90 days.
The official insisted on anonymity in order to discU.S. the order ahead of the official announcement.
President Trump-news.blogspot.com/”>Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program.
Critics had accused the administration of adding such language to help Christians get into the United States while excluding Muslims.
Trump administration officials have said the new order aims to overcome the legal challenges to the first.
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Chicago prepares for Trump’s new travel ban
Chicago prepares for Trump’s new travel banIf anyone learned from the chaos of President Donald Trump’s last travel ban, it’s the group of lawyers volunteering legal help for passengers landing at O’Hare Airport.
Anticipating a new travel ban as soon as this week to replace the one halted by courts nationwide, lawyers and interpreters are bracing to ramp up their shifts.
The Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which launched the Travelers Assistance Project within a week of Trump’s first immigration ban, is also anticipating to help more Muslims who have questions and concerns.
Additionally, a group of volunteer attorneys acting as a liaison between the group of O’Hare lawyers and travelers are available for legal counsel.
RELATED: Trump expected to sign new travel ban orderCAIR-Chicago spokeswoman Hoda Katebi said travelers can register their flight information and keep in touch with the organization to monitor any difficulties when traveling.