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US: Trump’s controversial travel ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

US President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and travellers from six mainly Muslim countries came into effect after the Supreme Court allowed it following a five-month battle with rights groups.


By   |  Updated On : June 30, 2017 08:29 AM
US: Trump’s controversial travel ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

US: Trump’s controversial travel ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

Washington :  

US President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees and travellers from six mainly Muslim countries came into effect after the Supreme Court allowed it following a five-month battle with rights groups.

The Trump administration said late on Thursday the ban is necessary to block terrorists from entering the country, but immigrant advocates charged that it illegally singles out Muslims.

The 90-day ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen will allow exceptions for people with “close family relationships” in the United States, which the government has defined narrowly, excluding grandparents and grandchildren, aunts and uncles and others.

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First Published: Friday, June 30, 2017 08:24 AM


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