Complete travel bans were reportedly imposed on the nationals from North Korea and Chad, while limited travel restrictions were imposed on Venezuela - mainly officials from a list of government agencies and their families. The American Civil Liberties Union, which filed legal challenges to the earlier bans, suggested the new version carries the flaws of its predecessors. His action is in full compliance with his campaign promise where Trump often spoke of "extreme vetting" of those wanting to enter the USA, and he tweeted as regards to that on Sunday saying, "We will not admit those into our country we can not safely vet".
Mr Trump's original ban was highly controversial, as it affected six majority-Muslim countries, and was widely labelled a "Muslim ban".More news: Germany's far-right leader quits party after historic win
The president's new ban is replacing another travel ban that was set to expire just hours before and it targets travelers from eight countries. The three new countries that have been added to the ban are Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela.
That could range from a complete ban to more stringent screening measures for citizens of countries that haven't complied with new USA benchmarks.
Iraqi citizens will not be subject to travel prohibitions but will face enhanced scrutiny or vetting.
The new ban will go into effect on October 18th.More news: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Shares Sold by Quadrant Capital Management LLC
The previous ban, which sparked global outrage and legal challenges when enacted in March, expired on September 24.
"Venezuela categorically rejects the irrational decision by the United States government to once again categorise the Venezuelan people as a threat to national security. under the false pretense that they pose a terrorist threat", Xinhua quoted a statement from the government.
DHS has spent recent months working to develop a new security baseline, which includes factors such as whether countries issue electronic passports with biometric information, report lost or stolen passports to INTERPOL, an global law enforcement body, and share information about travelers' terror-related and criminal histories.More news: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Quarterly Analysis
- What Haters Get Wrong About iPhone X
- Pittsburgh Steelers to skip National Anthem, remain in Locker Room
- Texas Immigration Crackdown Can Move Forward, Judges Rule
- Volvo Cars expanding SC plant investment to $1 billion
- Public outcry forces SBI to cut minimum balance to Rs 3000
- Police charge man in connection with stabbing of Muslim surgeon outside mosque
- Lacazette at the double to sink West Brom
- Aamir Khan celebrates Navratri in Baroda along with 'Secret Superstar' team
- Birdhill named as overall victor of 2017 Tidy Towns competition
- Introducing Levi's® Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google