Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim countries set to expire on Sunday

  • Trump had imposed ban on Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen on March 6
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WASHINGTON – American President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on six Muslim countries is going to expire on Sunday. It is unclear whether the US will extend it.

After its expiry, US embassies in the countries, including Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen will be able to grant visas to their citizens who want to visit America for study, work and other purposes.

There are some reports, which are suggesting that Trump will go ahead with his election promise of banning the entry of Muslims.

Trump had slapped the ban on these countries through an executive order on March 6 for 90 days citing reasons of reason of national security.

The ban was later suspended by the lower court following a petition filed by the several states against it stating that it barred people who have legitimate visas from entering into the US.

Later, the US Supreme Court following a petition filed by Trump administration against the lower court’s ruling revived the ban with a limited scope, allowing entry to those who have credible “bona fide relationship” with a US person or entity.

Following the decision, the Trump administration had exempted spouses, parents, children, fiances and siblings from the ban, but it had imposed a ban on the entry of grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, in-laws, extended family and grandchildren.