Trump’s "travel ban 2.0" goes live with a last minute change

Jun 30, 2017, 7:04 AM EDT
Travel Ban Protest Rally in Boston in January.
(Source: Kristin "Shoe" Shoemaker/flickr)

U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six mainly-Muslim countries came into effect on Thursday with the administration making a last minute change in the newly laid out visa rules, classifying fiancés in the “close family” category.

The 90-day ban, which was partially reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court, already faces legal hurdles in the state of Hawaii, which has asked a federal judge in Honolulu if the Trump administration’s interpretation of the court order is too narrow as it excludes grandparents and other relatives from close family category, writes Reuters.

The proceedings at major U.S. ports went smooth contrary to the chaotic scenes and protests that resulted after the first version of the ban was rolled out earlier in January, writes the BBC.

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