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Trump curbs immigration for 6 nations; not a full travel ban

In this Dec. 3, 2019, photo, Mohammed Hafar checks the arrivals road while waiting for his daughter Jana Hafar's flight at JFK Airport in New York. Mohammed Hafar was part of a federal lawsuit filed in August of this year over the travel ban waiver process. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is curbing immigration for six countries as part of an election-year push. But the move isn’t a full travel ban like President Donald Trump’s initial order in 2017. Department of Homeland Security officials say the six countries didn’t meet security screening requirements for identification and information-sharing. The new effort restricts certain kinds of visas and the countries affected are Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. Seven other countries are subject to a more strict ban. The current restrictions are the third version of Trump’s travel ban, and those new restrictions comes as Trump tries to show progress on his immigration priorities. The restrictions go into effect Feb. 21.

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