Trump travel restrictions could be a major boon for the American economy and boost tourism.
Trump is expected to sign a new executive order Friday restricting travel from six majority-Muslim countries — including Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria — and freezing new refugee admissions.
That order is expected in the next few days.
The order would be the most sweeping yet of his presidency.
It would bar refugees and people from the six majority Muslim countries from entering the U.S. indefinitely, barring people from Syria and Somalia from entering for 90 days, and barring refugees and immigrants from Yemen, Iraq and Iran for 90 consecutive days.
The order would also bar refugees from Syria indefinitely, indefinitely bar Iraqis from coming to the U, and indefinitely bar Iranians from coming into the U for 90 months.
The move would require Congress to act to override the executive order.
Trump’s executive order is a step toward creating an international emergency that would allow the U .
to suspend all visa issuance and travel from any country deemed to be a “threat to national security.”
The executive order also includes a list of countries that Trump said were “primary or supporting” terrorist organizations and has already been blocked by the courts.
The executive order does not prohibit travel by citizens of countries on the list of “primary” or “supporting” terrorists.
But it does require all travelers to undergo additional security screening and requires all people to submit to additional checks and record-keeping.
It also would ban refugees and citizens of the six countries for 90-day periods.
That could make it difficult for people who have already been approved for entry to be able to re-enter the country.
The White House said that Trump is seeking to “put our country first,” adding that the executive action “is the culmination of years of hard work, diplomacy and hard work by all members of the executive branch and the Department of Homeland Security.”
The White House did not specify when the executive ban would be implemented.
On the campaign trail, Trump pledged to suspend immigration from countries with terrorist groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS and Hezbollah.
He has repeatedly said that the ban would help the U.”d send a message to ISIS and al-Qaida that we will not be intimidated by their terror,” he said at a campaign event in August.
The ban would affect roughly 8 million people in the U., including nearly 700,000 people from Iran, according to a Reuters analysis of U.N. data.
The U.K. has also been hit by a temporary ban on citizens of Iraq and Syria.
The Trump administration also has blocked entry to the country of Yemen, citing its alleged ties to terrorism.
The president has said he would keep that ban in place for 90 more days, a move that would be subject to legal challenges.
Trump has also banned refugees and others from Syria, Somalia and Sudan from entering.
The U.A.E. has a history of sending people back to their home countries to fight against their own governments.