US Homeland Security Chief Promises ‘Streamlined’ Travel Ban

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (Credit: VOA)
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Feb. 18, 2017. The annual weekend gathering is known for providing an open and informal platform to meet in close quarters. (Credit: VOA)

WASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump will soon release a “more streamlined version” of a presidential order banning immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations, but it will be better implemented and avoid the chaos that resulted from an earlier attempt to restrict foreign travelers arriving in the U.S., Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Saturday.

Speaking at the annual Munich Security Conference in Germany, during a panel discussion on combating terrorism, Kelly said the new version of the travel order will not prevent foreign nationals with either work visas or “green card” permanent residency permits from re-entering the United States. Nor will it affect foreign travelers already flying to U.S. ports of entry when the order takes effect, he added.

Trump will “make sure that there’s no one caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports” during the travel ban, Kelly said.

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