Trump Adds Venezuela, North Korea and Chan to New Travel BanThe list of countries that are directly affected by the travel ban enforced by Donald Trump, America’s President, has expanded to include Venezuela, North Korea and Chad. This severely limits the people from these countries from travelling to the United States. It also causes a concern for many Americans who live in the United States because this can disable them from bringing their family members to the United States. Therefore, in this article, I will address how this new travel ban with the new included countries affects Americans and foreign nationals alike.
How the Travel Ban will Affect Americans & Foreign NationalsThe primary individuals that will be affected by this new travel ban are the individuals that were already a part of the travel ban, including citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. Earlier this year, Sudan was also included in this list of countries; however, this country is no longer in the list of banned countries. As of recent, Venezuela, North Korea and Chad were included in this list for several different reasons. For instance, the travel ban for Venezuela only affects government officials; the rest of the country’s citizens may travel to the United States but will undergo heightened security screening. Whereas for the other countries, such as North Korea and Chad, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be enhancing vetting capabilities and processes for detecting attempted entry into the United States by terrorists and/or other public-safety threats. Therefore, on October 18, this new travel ban is set to be implemented and enforced throughout the United States. It is important to note that the previously travel ban that was enforced earlier this year was temporary in nature. However, this new travel ban is said to be indefinite. With this new travel ban, the United States have also implemented a regulation that allows for U.S. officials to assess each individual based on a country-by-country and case-by-case basis as opposed to the umbrella ban that was previously implemented. The new order is said to have the most strict guidelines and restrictions on Syria and North Korea. As a result, any citizen from either of these countries will be denied visas to enter the United States. To better understands the guidelines and restrictions for the current countries that have a travel ban, I have included a chart below.
|Country||Immigrant Visas||Non-Immigrant Visas|
|Chad||Suspends all Visas||Suspends Business & Tourist Visas|
|Iran||Suspends all Visas||Allows Student Visas Only|
|Libya||Suspends all Visas||Suspends Business & Tourist Visas|
|North Korea||Suspends all Visas||Suspends all Visas|
|Somalia||Suspends all Visas||Allows Visas with Additional Sreening|
|Syria||Suspends all Visas||Suspends all Visas|
|Venezuela||Allows Visas with the Exception for Select Government Officials||Allows Visas with the Exception for Select Government Officials|
|Yemen||Suspends all Visas||Suspends Business & Tourist Visas|