Trump’s revised Muslim travel ban will target same countries

Posted by | February 20, 2017 09:28 | Filed under: Politics

In the first week of December 2015, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown” of the entry of Muslims to the United States “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.”

His first shot at a de facto partial Muslim ban ended in a humiliating defeat for a man who puts winning above everything in his public relations.

So get ready for a repeat of the fiasco surrounding Trump’s original draconian “travel ban.”

A draft of President Donald Trump’s revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet.

A senior administration official said the order, which Trump revised after federal courts held up his original immigration and refugee ban, will target only those same seven Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and Libya.

The official said that green-card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and any of those countries are exempt. The new draft also no longer directs authorities to single out — and reject — Syrian refugees when processing new visa applications.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the order before it’s made public. The official noted that the draft is subject to change ahead of its signing, which Trump said could come sometime this week.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

5 responses to Trump’s revised Muslim travel ban will target same countries

  1. eyelashviper February 20th, 2017 at 09:34

    Hmmm, gee whiz, guess his crack “best people’ still fail to see that it is illegal for the US to discriminate against people because of their nationality…

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker February 20th, 2017 at 11:18

      Or religion.

  2. granpa.usthai February 20th, 2017 at 14:08


    guess what country the radicalization of Islamic extremist have their roots?

    here’s a hint for the deplorable dumbasses…


    now, guess which country radical Islamic Terrorist originated from?


    Lady Clinton WON the popular vote by 3,000,000!

    there are 19 states that do not have a population of 3,000,000.


    there were probably more people that were present for POTUS Nixon’s Resignation than at LIAR trump’s installation. (not sure, just something I heard).

  3. labman57 February 20th, 2017 at 16:17

    Trump continually seeks new opportunities to be spanked by the court system for his incredibly discriminatory, empathy-devoid, and blatantly unconstitutional Executive Orders.

    Thank you, may I have another?

  4. Snick1946 February 21st, 2017 at 10:13

    The new one will be an improvement. This one will perhaps manage to get all the way to the SCOTUS before being smacked down.

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