New York Times
By Liz Robbins and Jonathan Wolfe
March 7, 2017
Updated, 6:38 a.m.
Good morning on this soon-to-be soggy Tuesday.
President Trump issued a new executive order on Monday, revising his targeted travel ban.
While immigrant-rights groups call it Muslim Ban 2.0, the White House considers it to be a more measured and legally unassailable order. Lawyers are already considering ways to contest it.
Here’s what you need to know:
What are the new travel restrictions?
The new order bars those from six predominantly Muslim countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from obtaining U.S. visas for the next 90 days. Iraq was removed from the list. All refugee resettlement will be halted for 120 days.
The order goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 16.
Whom does the order allow into the United States?
Those to be admitted include: legal permanent residents (green card holders); valid-visa holders; dual citizens, provided one of the passports comes from a country whose citizens are not banned; and approved refugees with travel already scheduled by the State Department.
What should New Yorkers with relatives traveling to the United States from the banned six countries know?
If a relative already has a visa, in theory, that person should be fine, said Camille Mackler, the director of legal initiatives at the New York Immigration Coalition. But that individual may be stopped and questioned, so be prepared. Stay in contact with the relative during his or her travel.
“If they do not yet have an approved visa, then it looks like they are out of luck,” she said, at least for the first 90 days after the new ban is in place.
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