- Cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States in fiscal 2017 from 110,000 to 50,000
- Suspends for 120 days the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, which identifies and processes refugees for resettlement in the United States. It no longer bans Syrian refugees indefinitely.
- Suspends the entry of nationals from Iran, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Syria for 90 days. This no longer includes Iraq and does not apply to nationals with current visas, dual nationals, legal permanent residents and people with diplomatic visas.
- Directs the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence and secretary of state to put together a list of countries that do not provide adequate information to vet potential entry of foreign nationals into the United States. Foreign nationals from those countries will be banned from entering the United States.
- Directs the secretary of state, the secretary of homeland security, the director of national intelligence, and the director of the FBI to implement a uniform screening baseline for all immigration programs
- It no longer directs the secretary of homeland security to “prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual's country of nationality.”
- Directs the secretary of homeland security to implement a biometric entry-exit tracking system
- Grants state and local jurisdictions, whenever possible a “role in the process of determining the placement or settlement” of refugees
- Suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program, which allows certain people renewing their visas to skip an in-person interview
- Directs the secretary of state to expand the Consular Fellows Program
Here is what the new travel "ban" is about and, "no" it is not the same as the first ban - per a Seattle judge .
Trump signed an executive order Monday banning travel from six countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program for 120 days. The ban goes into effect 10 days from the signing of the order. It retools the earlier order that was blocked by the courts. The order: