As we sit and await the eventual acquittal of Donald Trump, the President has done something epic to further upset Democrats.
On Friday, the Trump administration announced it would be adding six more countries to the existing travel ban, absolutely infuriating Democrats.
New Restrictions Imposed
At the heart of this order is to create better vetting procedures from countries that have known-terrorist ties.
The new countries added to the travel ban are:
Amid charges of racism from Democrats, the administration has vehemently defended the travel ban, calling it vital to national security.
The law would seem to be on Trump’s side, as the current travel ban has been approved by the Supreme Court.
It took the administration several attempts to create a plan that would pass the Supreme Court’s scrutiny, but they eventually did succeed.
In addition to the six new countries, there are seven other countries currently covered under the travel ban.
They are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela, and North Korea.
The new countries will have varying degrees of restrictions put on them.
All immigrants from Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Nigeria are banned.
In Sudan and Tanzania, however, only green card lotteries will be impacted.
Current estimates are that slightly more than 12,000 people will be impacted by the new ban.
This new ban will officially go into effect on February 22, assuming it is not litigated by Democrats or some bleeding heart liberal organization.
The latter seems as though it imminent, however, as Omar Jadwat, the ACLU’s Director of Immigrant Rights project, stated, “The ban should be ended, not expanded. President Trump is doubling down on his signature anti-Muslim policy — and using the ban as a way to put even more of his prejudices into practice by excluding more communities of color.”