According to the news from CNN, the US Supreme Court has upheld a ban by President Donald Trump on travel to the US from seven countries such as Somalia, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, North Korea and Venezuela. Before targeted only Muslim Main countries for prevent even refugees and now the ruling comes after months of challenges to Trump’s executive order on immigration. So let us see what the ban does for each countries,
Suspends entry to Somalians as immigrants.
Suspends entry to Syria as immigrants and non-immigrants.
Suspends entry to Iran as immigrants and non-immigrants. Those with valid student and exchange visitor visas can enter, but they may face enhanced screening.
Suspends entry to Yemen as immigrants. Also suspends entry to non-immigrants on business and tourist visas.
Suspends entry to Libya as immigrants. Also suspends entry to non-immigrants on business and tourist visas.
- North Korea
Suspends entry to North Korea as immigrants and non-immigrants.
Restricts entry to certain Venezuelan government officials.
According to these ban on 7 countries, now focus on the current situation in each country below,
Somalia is one of the poorest countries in the world, In 2012, a new government emerged, but warring tribes and extremist groups, such as al-Shabaab, have flourished over the subsequent years, carrying out attacks against government and military targets, and recruiting child soldiers for its cause.
Millions of people, citizens in Syria have been affected by the civil war. a conflict that has riled for more than seven years, with an estimated 400,000 people killed by this time and numerous injured or permanently disabled. Thousands of refugees have fled from the Syria and entry into neighboring countries, as well as someone to Europe, North America and so on. Trump authorized, along with the UK and France, strikes against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad after an alleged chemical weapons attack against the last rebel-held town in Eastern Ghouta recently. Military operations to rout ISIS fighters out of their de-facto capital in Raqqa ended in 2017 after a sustained bombing campaign by the US and its allies like France, British and so on. Separate action by the Assad regime and its Russian allies also contributed to a dramatic reduction in the militant group’s territory.
Iran was considered a pariah state by many Western powers, when Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in a deal crafted with the US, European partners, and Russia, the circumstance has changed in Iran. The deal allowed the lifting of many sanctions, loosening restrictions on Iran’s economy, and allowing foreign investment. In May Trump canceled American commitment to that deal, angering European partners, drastically worsening relations with Tehran, and putting the status of foreign companies operating in Iran in doubt.
there are more than a million suspected cholera cases in Yemen by statement from the Red Cross, and “more than 80% of the population lack food, fuel, clean water and access to health care.” The war in Yemen has its roots in years of conflict between various factions, but the latest war began in early 2015 when Houthi rebels — a minority Shia group from the north of the country — drove out the US-backed government, led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, and took over the capital of Sanaa. After that, Saudi Arabia as Neighbor, supported heavily by America government, launched military operations and airstrikes in Yemen including civilian areas.
around 2003 Libyans emerged from years of isolation when Col. Moammar Gadhafi agreed to abandon nuclear ambitions in exchange for sanctions relief. When the Arab Spring took hold in the country, resulting in Gadhafi’s brutal death and the fall of his regime.
- North Korea
Actually relationship between America and North Korea have progressed since the last year after Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June after months of negotiations over denuclearization and other security issues. Now North Korea also has been included into the list of countries banned came after two other bans, which exactly aimed to restrain and restrict Muslim main countries. It was added in September last year after the death of American Otto Warmbier, who was detained in North Korea for 17 months and was returned to the US in a coma. He died soon after. In fact, North Koreans are tightly restricted from traveling overseas, except as part of controversial work programs which have been denounced as involving “slave-like” conditions.
support for Maduro has dropped amid widespread and often violent anti-government protests led by right wing opposition groups. The opposition won a parliamentary majority in late 2015, the first major shift in power since Chavez first took office in 1999. Maduro declared a state of “economy emergency” as Venezuela faced economic sanctions, falling oil prices, plummeting currency rates, power struggles within the government, and food shortages in January 2016. subsequently in mid 2017 more violent anti-government protests broke out.