Published On:Wednesday, 1 March 2017
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New U.S immigration order will remove Iraq from travel-banned countries’ list: Media




WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary US travel ban, Geo News reported quoting the Associated Press.
Four officials said to the news agency that the decision followed pressure from the Pentagon and State Department. They had urged the White House to reconsider Iraq’s inclusion given its key role in fighting Daesh, it added.
Trump is expected to sign the new order on Wednesday. An earlier order was blocked by federal courts.
US President Donald Trump had signed an executive order putting a ban on entry of Muslims from seven countries and suspending the entire US refugee resettlement program.
Later, U.S. District Judge James Robart in Seattle had issued a temporary restraining order halting the ban last week after Washington state and Minnesota sued. The ban temporarily suspended the nation’s refugee program and immigration from countries that have raised terrorism concerns.In a unanimous decision, the panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.
Trump administration challenged the decision in upper court wehre a panel of three judges from the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to block a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban and allowed previously barred travelers to enter the U.S. An appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is possible.

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