BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY - JUNE 07: U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters and the media following primary elections on June 7, 2016 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Trump spoke to the media at Trump National Golf Club. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

BREAKING: Trump formally bans Immigration from Nigeria, Eritrea, Tanzania, 3 others.

Sequel to our previous post, the Trump administration has banned immigration from Nigeria and three other countries in an expansion of its policy blocking travel from seven other nations.

According to the Wall Street Journal

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NY – JUNE 07: U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters and the media following primary elections on June 7, 2016 in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Trump spoke to the media at Trump National Golf Club. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

“Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan won’t be allowed to apply for visas to immigrate to the U.S. under the policy, which the Trump administration said was designed to tighten security for countries that don’t comply with the U.S. minimum security standards or cooperate to prevent illegal immigration.

Two other countries, Sudan and Tanzania, will be barred from participating in the diversity visa lottery, which randomly awards green cards to 50,000 immigrants from underrepresented countries annually. Many of the recipients are from African countries.

The new restrictions are set to take effect on Feb. 21 and will apply only to new visa applications. Immigrants who were issued valid visas before that date will still be able to move to the U.S.

One DHS official estimated the affected population of people barred from immigrating to the U.S. might total 12,000 per year.”

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