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Trump signs new executive order restricting travel

By Tatiana Prophet
President Donald Trump signed a new executive order temporarily suspending the admission of refugees for 120 days, as well as unauthorized travel from six countries deemed unable to guarantee the identity of travelers who originated in their nations.

“The Executive Order signed today is prospective in nature—applying only to foreign nationals outside of the United States who do not have a valid visa," stated Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly in a press release. "It is important to note that nothing in this executive order affects current lawful permanent residents or persons with current authorization to enter our country. If you have a current valid visa to travel, we welcome you. But unregulated, unvetted travel is not a universal privilege, especially when national security is at stake."