Trump expected to sign new travel order Monday: reports

Trump expected to sign new travel order Monday: reports
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President Trump is slated to sign a new executive order on immigration and travel into the U.S. on Monday, according to reports.

Trump is expected to sign the new order at the Department of Homeland Security, according to Politico, which reported that DHS employees were instructed to work from home that morning. 


Details of the new order have not been released, and it is unclear whether it includes significant changes from the original order signed in late January.

The new order will follow the hectic rollout of the first controversial executive action, which imposed a 90-day ban on nationals from seven predominantly Muslim countries entering the U.S.

The Associated Press reported earlier this week that the forthcoming order no longer includes Iraq among the affected nations, but that Iran, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Sudan would remain on the list.

The initial order also called for a 120-day ban on admitting refugees and an indefinite suspension on resettling Syrian refugees.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled last month that a nationwide restraining order on the travel ban would stay in place. Trump had initially said he would battle that decision in court.

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