The travelers from eight countries, including North Korea will now face restrictions on entry to the united states under a new proclamation signed by the president.
The new rules, which also affects the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will enter into force on the 18 October.
The sudan, which was on the original list, has since been removed from the ban after “strong” in the fight against terrorism with the united states.
The north Koreans will be banned from visiting the united states. Photo: AFP
The officials emphasized that valid visa would not be revoked as a result of the proclamation. Some countries will face full bans. Others are more adapted, such that the restrictions affecting Venezuela, which shall be applicable only to certain government officials and their families.
The addition of North Korea and Venezuela, is quite particular, having regard to the number of North Korean visitors to the united states is almost non-existent.
When asked why North Korea was included in the travel ban, a government official has admitted that “the number is very low.”
Venezuela, which is currently one of the world’s most dangerous countries, and, in the midst of a bloody civil war, only to see his ban extended to the representatives of the government.
On his way back to the White House, Sunday afternoon, Trump was asked what he thought of the strictest travel restrictions.
“The harder, the better,” he told reporters.
Trump is the inclusion of North Korea and Venezuela, is considered to be symbolic. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta
According to the Associate Professor of American politics at the University of Melbourne Tim Lynch the inclusion of North Korea and Venezuela, is largely symbolic.
Associate professor Lynch said the move was simply to give Mr. Trump the supporters what they want.
“This is clearly a symbolic gesture,” he said of the news.com.the
“He is busy portraying North Korea as the enemy, and vice versa.”
Prof Lynch said the ban would not affect many North Koreans, given the number of people who had travelled to the united states was small, and even diplomatic visits have been tightly controlled.
“Venezuela is not as deep as it extends to the authorities and really it is about the reading of the card of populism, and presenting them as fellow Cubans in arms,” he said.
Prof Lynch said, by prohibiting the two countries, Mr. Trump was giving his supporters what they want.
“He is well aware of his supporters are and he knows that his followers better than his critics do,” he said.
“He gives his supporters a red meat offering to his supporters obvious measures.”
Prof Lynch, said Mr. Trump’s anti-foreign rhetoric has been around more than his presidential ambitions, and this prohibition was an attempt to prove his authority.
“Mr. Trump may not prohibit the NFL, but it can prohibit north korea,” he said.
White House officials said Venezuela was on the list because its government is “non-cooperative” if the citizens pose a public safety threat and that it “fails to share the public safety and terrorism-related information in an appropriate manner.”
Representatives of the state, said North Korea was included because it “does not cooperate with the U.S. government and has failed to meet all of the rules of information sharing.”
The president has, since then, has tweeted about the more strict the prohibition and how to “make America safe”, it is his number one priority.
Making America Safe is my number one priority. We will not admit those who, in our country, we can not safely to the vet.https://t. co/KJ886okyfC— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Speaking to Politico, said an official of the addition of North Korea, and Venezuela was not because they were trying to make the ban seem less like a “Muslim ban”.
“The restrictions, they have been or at present, have never, never, never based on race, religion or belief,” he told the publication.
The origin of the travel ban, introduced by Trump in March, expired this morning (Sunday evening in the united states), 90 days after its entry into force.
The ban, which restricted visitors from six Muslim-majority countries to enter the united states, has sparked protests throughout the country, with hundreds of already approved refugees to be stuck in limbo at airports in the united states.
He was accompanied by a 120-day block on all refugees and sparked a wave of political protests began when Mr. Trump first announced on 27 January, a week after becoming president.
The ban was frozen by the courts after a weekend of chaos in the airports and to an avalanche of lawsuits by immigration advocates and civil liberties groups.
Several states have also sued to block it on the grounds that it prevented legitimate visa holders, family members, residents, students in the universities and the foreign workers for american companies to enter the country.
— With Wires