Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017|2:47 p.m.
WASHINGTON– President Donald Trump is expected to announce brand-new constraints on travel to the United States as his restriction on visitors from 6 Muslim-majority nations expires Sunday, 90 days after it went into impact.
The Department of Homeland Security has advised the president sign off on brand-new, more targeted constraints on foreign nationals from countries it says choose not to share info with the U.S. or have not taken essential security safety measures.
Trump appeared to preview his intents as he spoke with press reporters on the tarmac of a New Jersey airport Sunday, stating: “the tougher the much better.”
Authorities haven’t stated which– or the number of– nations will be impacted by the new limitations, which might work as soon as Sunday.
“The acting secretary has actually advised actions that are tough which are customized, including limitations and improved screening for particular nations,” said Miles Taylor, therapist to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke.
The present restriction bars residents of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen who lack a “reputable claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States” from getting in the U.S.
Unlike Trump’s first travel ban, which stimulated chaos at airports across the country and a flurry of legal obstacles, authorities stated they have actually been working for months on the brand-new guidelines, in cooperation with various companies and in conversation with foreign federal governments.
The suggestions are based on a brand-new baseline developed by DHS that includes aspects such as whether nations problem electronic passports with biometric information and share information about tourists’ terror-related and criminal histories. The United States then shared those benchmarks with every country on the planet and gave them 50 days to comply.
The people of countries that refused might now face travel restrictions and more strict screening procedures that would last forever, up until their governments complied.
Trump last week required a “harder” travel ban after a bomb partially blew up on a London subway.
“The travel ban into the United States need to be far larger, harder and more specific-but stupidly, that would not be politically correct!” he tweeted.
Critics have implicated Trump of overstepping his authority and breaking the U.S. Constitution’s securities versus religious bias. Trump had called for a “overall and total shutdown of Muslims getting in the United States” during his campaign.