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THE UNITED STATES TRAVEL RESTRICTION ORDER — MATTERS ARISING

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Lack of information causes misinformation. This is one reason information managers are proactive in matters of public interest.  The US-Africa Trade Council in which some patriotic Nigerians serve issued a statement received early today indicating that: ‘’Even though tourist visa applications may come under more scrutiny, the visas would continue to be issued, to those who normally would qualify for visa’’.  Accordingly, no intending Nigerian has been barred from applying for the issuance of Non-Immigrant visas. There is a huge difference between immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants. In this piece provoked by social responsibility, we also publish a report by the Cable Network News (CNN) that states that several Democrats in the United States Congress are opposed to the visa ban. But one lesson to be learned is that the actions of a few renegades in a nation of 200 people are capable of denting the image of the nation. This is why we have always counselled against unlawful conduct at home and abroad. PRESIDENTIAL PROCLAMATION  AS SIGNED BY PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP           Proclamation on Improving Enhanced Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, hereby find that, absent the measures set forth in this proclamation, the immigrant entry into the United States of persons described in section 1 of this proclamation would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and that their entry should be subject to certain restrictions, limitations, and exceptions.  I therefore hereby proclaim the following: Section 1. Suspension of Entry for Nationals of Countries of Identified Concern:  The entry into the United States of nationals of the following countries is hereby suspended and limited, as follows, subject to section 2 of this proclamation. (a)  The entry suspensions and limitations enacted by section 2 of Proclamation 9645 are not altered by this proclamation, and they remain in force by their terms, except as modified by Proclamation 9723. (b)  Burma (Myanmar) (i)  Although Burma has begun to engage with the United States on a variety of identity-management and information-sharing issues, it does not comply with the established identity-management and information-sharing criteria assessed by the…

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