New Ban, Same Story: Trump’s Immigration Ban Excludes Countries With Business Ties

By Caleb MelbyCaleb Melby, Blacki MigliozziBlacki Migliozzi and Michael KellerMichael Keller
Updated: June 26, 2017

After his first immigration ban faced obstacles in federal courts, President Trump has signed a new executive order that bans citizens from six Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East from entering the U.S. for 90 days. The new order excludes Iraq, which fell under the first ban, and makes other changes to specify who can and can't enter the U.S. But one thing hasn't changed: His proposed list doesn’t include Muslim-majority countries where his Trump Organization has done business or pursued potential deals. Properties include golf courses in the United Arab Emirates and two luxury towers operating in Turkey.

Update: On May 25, the order was put on continued hold by a federal appeals court in Virginia.

Update: On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court let part of the travel ban take effect before the court hears the case in October.

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