Changes at the U.S. Border: U.S. Immigration Rules in Flux

Changes at the U.S. Border U.S. Immigration Rules in Flux U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to release a “streamlined” version of his January executive order banning immigrants and travelers of all kinds from seven Muslim-majority nations, preventing them from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The order has been blocked by the U.S. federal court system and the Department of Homeland Security has suspended it all actions to implement the travel bans. Trump said the order was aimed at preventing terrorist attacks in the U.S. by Islamist militants. Visas that were provisionally revoked have been reinstated, but travelers holding visas that were physically cancelled – for instance, with a stamp – must have them reinstated at a U.S. embassy […]

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