President Donald Trump opened himself to what could be a new wave of legal challenges with a revised travel ban that adds three countries to the list of nations facing restrictions on entering the U.S.
Two groups that are challenging the earlier version of the policy at the Supreme Court said they still see the restrictions as targeting Muslims. That’s even though the new policy adds two countries with few Muslims, banning everyone from North Korea and some government officials from Venezuela.
“The fact that Trump has added North Korea — with few visitors to the U.S. — and a few government officials from Venezuela doesn’t obfuscate the real fact that the administration’s order is still a Muslim ban,” Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.
During the presidential campaign, Trump explicitly called for a ban on Muslims entering the country. He later said he would focus on “territories” and now says the policy doesn’t target a particular religion.
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