President Trump

President Trump’s revised Muslim travel ban goes into effect tonight after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted key parts of lower court injunctions on Monday.

Late Wednesday the White House issued new visa rules and restrictions on travelers from six terror-linked Muslim countries — Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Iran, and Yemen. The new set of visa rules limits entry to Muslim visitors who have “close ties” to family or businesses in the U.S.

Travelers from the six terror-linked countries can visit the U.S. if they have close family members already living in the U.S. The government defines “close” family ties to mean: children, parents, in-laws, or spouses.

The government does not consider grandparents, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, fiancés, fiancées or other extended family members to be close family ties.

According to the Associated Press: “As far as business or professional links are concerned, the State Department said a legitimate relationship must be ‘formal, documented and formed in the ordinary course rather than for the purpose of evading’ the ban.”

The same rules will also apply to refugees trying to enter the U.S.

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  • soujourn_erets

    Interesting. Why not include Saudi Arabia?

  • Soda

    Who’s next?

  • Vonn

    Grandparents are not close family ties, but in-laws are?

  • Cheese eggs

    Why even come here? I would go to Canada instead. Bypass the drama.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    There’s such a spirit of hate and negativity that comes from this man. Sad!

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    PSA, if you know of or if you are an International Student, attending a university here in the US this fall, your admission letter should suffice as formal documentation. Please check with your admitting university for details.

  • Phillybruh

    How are they going to improve an already difficult vetting process? You can’t change what is in someone’s heart, you will not get that info during vetting.

  • Greatgrape37

    Oil

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It’s mostly to appeal to the redneck element of his base. He promised them this, so he wants to make sure he delivers on his campaign promise.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Hummus is nasty af. IJS

  • Kanyade
  • We Can Do This

    I thought the US controlled that oil?

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    you have to get the roasted garlic and sundried tomato hummus….

  • JV
  • Please Stop The Madness

    I want a post on THIS. He is deranged.

  • JV

    Brags about turning down a TV host for sex while she’s bleeding in the face from a facelift. What kind of trashy, Jerry Springer stuff is this?

  • wiseone

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Coy little wink

    He has business ties there..

  • wiseone

    If she was bleeding in the face I am sure her face was more appealing than his ugly mug.

  • Kanyade

    whaaaaa?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Who he talking bout

  • Please Stop The Madness

    That is not the whole story. These two folks (man and woman) host a morning TV show together. He was on good terms with them and their show prior to election. Now he has fallen out with them. Not sure why or what. Anyway…these two were in an OFF air relationship. He threatened to expose them for it at this VERY interview he speaks of in the Tweet. Which DID happen and she wasnt bleeding from her face nor did she have any bandages on etc. there are PICS. Well they played the Trump card (no pun intended). THEY decided to expose THEMSELVES by getting engaged back in April/May. And his ass even OFFERED to host their wedding! How you go from Imma host yall wedding and officiate to this bullshit TODAY?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/business/media/morning-joe-engaged.html

  • JV

    The two co-hosts of Morning Joe.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Travelers from the six terror-linked countries can visit the U.S. if they have close family members already living in the U.S.
    _________________
    How is this keeping us safe when most terrorists in the US have been here for years.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    This man is such an embarrassment to the US.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He’s losing it.
    They need to get this man a mental health evaluation, seriously.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    You want a post on this? Yeah, good luck.

    On the other hand, if Obama had tweeted this craziness, well…

  • Yardgirl

    Thanks for the receipts because I was confuzzled by all of this!! That orange faced buffoon is dangerous AF!! Crazy, spiteful, deranged!!

  • JV

    Want to see a series of hilarious contradictions and excuses?

    ——–

    “But First Lady Melania Trump spoke up in her husband’s defense. “As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder,” her communications director Stephanie Grisham said in response to reporters’ questions.

    Melania Trump has previously said that she wants to focus on the problem of cyberbullying as First Lady.”

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/29/media/mika-brzezinski-donald-trump-tweet/index.html

    ———

    So let’s take Melania’s word on this that Trump’s tweets are somehow excusable — that he’s just defending himself! Question is: If that’s ok, what is childish, immature and cyber bullying if not his last few tweets? I would love to know.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yup, deranged is a good word for it.

    This is more than Trump just being “unconventional” , “a different type of president”, “a little eccentric” or whatever excuses his supporters keep coming up with for his behavior. The man is becoming unhinged and seems to be showing signs of just being mentally unstable. This is not good for our country.

  • Quitedeliteful

    So… these people can’t be trusted not to attack us but Saudi Arabia can???? After all,15 of the 19 hijackers that attacked us on 9/11 were Saudi Arabian. Shouldn’t they be included on the list???

  • kitttykatlady

    As well as there families are involved n keep mouths shut

  • kitttykatlady

    Canada s swamped from immigrants that fled there, no housing, jobs, schools

  • kitttykatlady

    Affect the arms deals

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Excuse me. Stop making sense please.
    There are Trump supporters who frequent this blog. You’re going to confuse them with all that common-sense stuff.

  • Quitedeliteful

    The trolls will be here any minute???

  • JV

    No, they won’t. They never come around when something happens they don’t like.

  • ?Cat?On?The?Street?

    Oil and that $110 billion dollar weapons deal Trump gave them. Which the Saudis will then use to arm ISIS, most likely.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    So what…I got black people problems!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    True… Bunch of cowards…

  • soujourn_erets

    Wow. Didn’t know. I’m sure the rest of the “terrorist” will travel thru Saudi then.

  • soujourn_erets

    Lol. Right

  • sunni_daze

    And we gots plenty on our plates.

  • Elevated Soul

    Smart people so get why this ban is necessary. Shout-out to my smart Black people that think for self to know how this ban helps Black people…

    Later and not later for the Alt-Left who will only whine and complain about the ban because you’re brainwashed to do so…

  • Cheese eggs

    So they’ll get the next Steve jobs and Apple….not us.

  • Lucy

    Sudan, Libya and Somalia are in Africa. The also have black people problems.

  • Lucy

    no

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    I wish he’d issue a ban on himself

  • NicoleZee

    This makes no sense. You can’t discriminate against everyone because there are a few idiots in the bunch! It’s discriminatory, the same way people walk around being nasty to Muslims. I don’t get it. This country is so damn hateful. I’ve been around plenty of people that identify as Muslim or who are from Muslim countries and never had an issue. I even dated a guy that was from Iran, he never mistreated me. I’m inclined to believe that Trump is either mentally ill or suffers from some form of mental retardation! Disgusting.

  • NicoleZee

    Smartest thing I’ve read all day!!!!

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Lol ??

  • NicoleZee

    I love Canada! However, lots of people from Muslim countries live all over the world, so for people coming from those Muslim countries to the U.S. that have friends and distant family or even just tourists trying to enjoy our country, they won’t be able to do so. I just don’t get it. Bans are not going to stop terrorism. Trump is dumb. Plenty of terrorists already live here in the U.S or may be visiting now, so what would he have to say about that!! Trump is the epitome of DUMB!

  • Simone

    Indonesia has the highest Muslim population in the world and Indonesians are not banned. This is not a Muslim ban. It’s a ban on countries without a vetting system. Protecting Americans is the President’s first priority. Your emotions and others’ emotions are irrelevant. Obama had the same ban on Iraq and everyone was silent.

  • Vicki White

    They already have a vetting system in place. The ones listed doesn’t have a process that identify the potential terriorists. If they get one they off the list. Obama did this with Iran too

  • Vicki White

    Yemen was tied to Birmingham AL in 2015 and currently for using EBT and blacks and channeling the Money? back to Yemen. 11 hood stores are closed. But you can’t tell us nothing. They using use for funding

  • The Realest 514

    Other nations need to ban him and people from the USA. Most of our terrorists are wearing suits and are home grown & military trained.

  • NeverSurprised

    So glad to FINALLY have a president who puts the concerns of AMERICANS first. NO ONE who is not a citizen has a RIGHT to enter this country. Islamists have been behaving like rabid dogs around the globe, killing innocent men, women and children without remorse. Yet some of you mindless lemmings want them here.

    Why do we owe them entry when they have declared their desire to kill all infidels. Anyone who is not a fundamentalist muslim is an infidel worthy of death, according to the Quran. Those of you who wish to live among these animals are free to strap on a burka, travel to one of THEIR countries and take your chances with these lunatics and their “religion of peace.” Good luck. You’ll need it.

  • Elevated Soul

    Indeed they were tied to them as well as other places especially Dearborn,Michigan.

  • Nessa

    Preach

  • Nessa

    I’d rather be safe then sorry.. Let’s not forget 9/11

  • ?Cat?On?The?Street?

    This tea tho! The Unites States has invaded those 6 countries under the guise of “fighting ISIS” and “bringing democracy”. They overthrew the “dictators” and created power vacuums that devastated these countries , making them failed states. Now they want to ban the people of those countries, some of whom are seeking better lives, over mess that our gov’t themselves have created. The U.S. literally arms the terrorist groups in those countries. It’s sick.

  • ?Cat?On?The?Street?

    ISIS was armed and trained and provided funding by the United States in conjunction with the Saudis, Qatar, Jordan, Israel and Turkey. The Destabilization of the middle east is what they want because it is profitable. A great majority of Muslims that live in these devastated areas simply want a better life for them and their families. Let’s not forget that the pilots who crashed the planes on 9/11 were trained on American soil. I can see your side of things but my point is that there is a big part of the picture that a lot of people are missing. It’s not simply a black and white issue.

  • Taj

    I don’t see the problem with this. What is the counter argument? Open boarders….terrorists come one come all??? This travel ban is more than fair. If you don’t have any close family or business in the U.S. then this land will not be a refuge for you. You are free to try and enter the other 200+ countries there are in this world.

  • Taj

    I still don’t see the point? This country is a target. What do you suppose we do instead??? They can have a better life over in Europe.

  • Taj

    You commented on the wrong article. We are discussing REAL issues over here like how the travel ban is a common sense policy response to terrorist threats against the United States.

  • ?Cat?On?The?Street?

    There have been reports of discrimination of all over Europe. Just google search “muslim discrimination in Europe” it brings up plenty of accounts. Of course there are always exceptions, just like here in America. We had no muslim ban before 9/11. Think back to when this muslim hysteria started.The media perpetuated this fear of muslims and their supposed extremism around 9/11 to justify the military invading the middle east. Same thing they are doing in the Russia/Syria conflict. The media perpetuates the fear of Isis and everyone agrees that they should be stopped. Then why are we arming them in the fight against Assad? As to what we should do….I think we should leave the middle east alone and let them solve their own conflicts. We have done nothing but create chaos because we like to overthrow “dictators” and then create power vacuums that terrorist groups thrive in and then innocent people are killed. Not to mention there is plenty of evidence that ISIS isn’t even religious. They kill other Muslims and bomb mosques on the regular. They are pay for play.

  • dontgetblocked

    Sounds good to me. Look at where open borders got London.

  • 888

    You speak with a lot of knowledge and TRUTH. Sadly most Americans of all races only look at things on the surface and anything else to them is a “conspiracy theory” and or irrelevant to what they claim is their right to safety. Even if this is there reasoning “safety” what kind of “Christians” are you to turn away people if they are trying to escape terrorism regardless where they come from. I cannot say I don’t understand that they feel justified, its just a precaution in their mind that unfortunately negatively effects some who are truly only wanting a better life. I assume they also think that life isn’t fair, has never been or never will be, so this is one of those things. Understandable to a certain extent, but clearly they are forgetting that a lot of these terrorist acts even the ones abroad are not done by incoming foreigners. THEY ARE PERPETRATED BY CITIZENS OF THAT COUNTRY OR ANOTHER “FREE COUNTRY”. That doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be refugees to do these things, but in the end this ban is basically useless imo. Spend time and money on intelligence and last but not least STAY THE F*** OUT OF PEOPLES COUNTRIES that would actually be a greater service to fighting terrorism.

  • nick c

    I doubt that maybe next Bieber

  • EMILY POST

    Americas Immigration system needs to be cleaned up completely… It is a joke some people get in the country by buying their way in while others just sneak over here and stay forever. While others have to wait a seriously long time doing it the right way.

  • EMILY POST

    The Liberal opposition will come up with every lie and argument spending tax payer dollars on Immigration foolery.
    He is not tough enough on immigration.

  • ?Cat?On?The?Street?

    Well Thank you. But it seems nobody wants to hear theses things because people are so stuck in a certain mindset. Only watching watch comes on fox, cnn, and the likes. I used to be like that too thinking that I was in the know. Boy was I wrong. Even know it seems so far fetched that the powers that be are willing to sacrifice millions of innocent lives for their agenda. As I became more knowledgeable about the history of this country and what they have done to other countries, it’s almost too much. Some people aren’t ready to step outside the box that government and the media want to keep them in . After all, the less the people know the less they resist. For once in it’s short history, this country needs to leave other countries alone. If they have issues, let them be solved from within. Glad to see someone else with this line of thinking.