California travel ban temporarily halted as state officials fight over details
New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) announced Tuesday that his state will begin a 90-day ban on travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Yemen, as well as the people of those countries.
This will include a partial shutdown of the US and Canada borders with the US, while the UK will not be subject to the travel ban.
The US and Canadian governments have agreed to the Iran travel ban for 90 days.
The US has already said it will continue to impose the ban, and the UK and Canada have not.
“The United States is not the only nation that will be affected by this travel ban,” Christie said in a statement.
Christie’s executive order states that the ban will begin on December 7 and will end on January 6, 2018.
The restrictions will be implemented nationwide, barring the US government from issuing visas or other forms of travel documentation to Iranian nationals, barring foreign nationals from entering the US from Iran or from entering Canada for 90 consecutive days, and restricting travel to the US by US citizens and lawful permanent residents.
According to the Associated Press, Christie said the travel bans will affect “more than 30 million people, including 1.4 million people from Iran.”
The governor’s order does not include a full list of countries, though he said the US will be the first to ban travel to Iran.
More than 100 US senators sent a letter Tuesday to Trump, asking him to implement the ban on December 6, and that the White House provide a timeline on the ban implementation.
President Donald Trump, left, and President Donald Trump Jr. walk to the Oval Office after delivering remarks at the White Houses annual Thanksgiving dinner on Dec. 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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