How to get around the new travel ban
A new federal travel ban that took effect on January 20th has been criticized by many in the entertainment industry and even the Department of Justice as a potential breach of civil rights.
The new policy includes a ban on all travelers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, among others.
It also imposes a travel ban on any person or entity that has a “significant relationship” with the Iranian government.
The US Department of State has said that the policy is intended to prevent terrorist attacks and “in certain cases, potential genocide.”
A separate travel ban was also imposed by the US Justice Department last week.
As of January 20, only 50 countries were included in the travel ban.
While the new restrictions have been criticized, they are in line with the rest of the world.
The European Union and other international organizations have criticized the new policy, saying it is likely to harm economic ties between the US and the countries impacted.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has also expressed concern.
The New York Times reports that the new visa restrictions are also not in line on human rights and are in direct contradiction to US foreign policy and international law.
The ban on the Iranian, Libyan, Sudanese, Syrian, and Yemeni nationals will be implemented on January 24th, with the final visa restrictions implemented on March 1st.
As previously reported by The Hill, a new Trump administration directive is expected to go into effect on March 15th, making the travel restrictions permanent.
However, the White House has not provided any details on the order and has not indicated when it will take effect.
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