Restrictions can only apply to certain government officials or certain types of visas, the sources said.
Donald Trump’s administration is considering expanding the list of countries whose citizens will be restricted from entering the United States. This was reported by Politico yesterday, citing two sources in the White House. But the countries under consideration for the new restrictions are Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania,” the publication reads.
It is noted that the draft, which is being considered by the White House, provides for immigration restrictions for these seven countries, but does not necessarily completely prohibit all citizens from entering the United States. Restrictions may only apply to certain government officials or certain types of visas.
Earlier, Trump himself confirmed in an interview with The Wall Street Journal from Davos that he was trying to include additional countries whose citizens would be banned from traveling to the United States but refused to specify which ones.
White House spokesman Hogan Gidley also declined to confirm any details about plans to expand the travel ban.
Recall that in January 2017, the U.S. imposed a ban on the entry of citizens of seven Muslim countries – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, Iraq, and Sudan. However, the last three countries were later removed from the list amid a wave of outrage and lawsuits.