2020 Candidate Elizabeth Warren vowed that if Congress does not pass a “No Ban” act to undo President Trump’s “Muslim ban” she will do it on the first day of her Presidency.
Trump just expanded his racist, xenophobic Muslim Ban to ban 6 more countries—including Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa.
Congress must pass the NO BAN Act. And if they don’t, I’ll reverse the Muslim Ban on the first day of my presidency.
Of course, Warren’s chances of actually becoming President may be dwindling with her fall in polling the last few months.
Monday may very well be Warren’s last chance to mount a surprise in the Iowa caucus contest if she’s going to regain any momentum.
Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf wrote Friday:
Today @POTUS signed a proclamation issuing tailored travel restrictions on 6 countries that currently fail to meet the minimum US security standards set by this Administration. Through this action, we are raising the baseline of security around the world.
Today @POTUS signed a proclamation issuing tailored travel restrictions on 6 countries that currently fail to meet the minimum US security standards set by this Administration. Through this action, we are raising the baseline of security around the world. https://t.co/lrlXZDvqB2
— Acting Secretary Chad Wolf (@DHS_Wolf) January 31, 2020
Per BPR, prior to this latest expansion, restrictions on immigrant and non-immigrant visas were in place for seven countries, to include Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.
After enduring multiple court challenges to the original travel ban, the Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in 2018.
According to Wolf, the additional six nations have lighter restrictions than the original seven. “These countries, for the most part, want to be helpful, want to do the right thing, have relationships with the U.S. and are in some cases improving relations, but for a variety of different reasons failed to meet those minimum requirements that we laid out,” he said. “And really the only way to mitigate the risk is to impose these travel restrictions.”