Tuesday, July 4, 2017
How Trump's travel ban evolved
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The version of President Trump’s travel ban that finally went into effect last week is a far cry from the administration’s original vision for curtailing immigration and beefing up national security.
It’s been a long and bumpy road for the controversial policy, which has been bogged down by legal challenges, revised by government lawyers and further narrowed by the Supreme Court.
The new travel restrictions that are now in place include a patchwork of exemptions for refugees and foreign nationals trying to enter the United States, while the White House shed some of the most contentious language from the executive order.
Here is the evolution of Trump's travel ban.
Original executive order
Trump issued an executive order in January shortly after taking office aimed at temporarily banning travel from certain countries while the U.S. government reviewed and strengthened its vetting procedures.
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