2020-02-03 15:30:52

Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans

The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries — most of which are African nations.

Under the new restrictions, nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan will no longer be able to obtain visas to live and work in the U.S., while Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be able to participate in the diversity visa lottery program.

The ban, commonly referred to as the “Muslim ban,” already affects citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Venezuela and North Korea.

The expansion is expected to affect more than 350 million people. Democrats say they will challenge the new ban and are expected to introduce the NO BAN Act in Congress soon.

The latest travel ban takes effect February 22. Democracy Now! speaks to Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project.

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