In response to questions from Democratic lawmakers about the revocation of citizenship for people who were naturalized during the Obama administration and from Republican lawmakers on the legality of a travel ban, Nielsen told the Hill that, “The final determinations regarding citizenship status are made by the Department of Justice, which is currently litigating the case in the federal district court of the Southern District of New York.”
A Reuters poll has found that Trump’s approval rating has increased slightly since the travel ban was announced.
President Donald Trump’s approval rating has increased slightly since the ban was announced, though the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll shows the number of Americans who say they are against it has only slightly declined. The number of Americans who say they support the ban increased from 37.3% in mid-January to 41.3% last week. In terms of the question of whether people approve or disapprove of Trump’s job performance, his approval rating remained stable at 39.7%. The percentage of people who said they disapprove of his performance stayed at 53.3%. The Reuters/Ipsos poll showed a boost in Republican support for the ban, with the number of Republicans who now approve of it at 59.7%, up from 51.1% two weeks ago. That also marks the highest level of support for the ban among Republicans since late February. Democratic support for the ban has decreased to 33.8% from 35.7%.
US President Donald Trump and other political leaders react to India’s decision to lift restrictions on Indian tourists visiting the United States
U.S. President Donald Trump and other political leaders have reacted to India’s decision to lift its travel ban on U.S. citizens. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the decision on Saturday. He said his government lifted the ban to improve trade between the two nations. Modi made the decision while speaking at an event in Houston, Texas. “India has agreed to allow tourists from the United States to visit the country without a U.S. visa under certain conditions,” the Indian government said on Sunday. Trump tweeted a quote from the Indian Prime Minister’s speech on Saturday and added his own comments. He tweeted that “the President of the United States is a true believer in human rights” and that “there is no better partner for the United States than India.” Other U.S. politicians have also praised India’s decision to allow U.S. citizens to visit the country without a visa. Hillary Clinton, the former Democratic presidential candidate, said the change will “help bring India into the 21st century.” Senators Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have tweeted that they support Modi’s decision. Sanders also said the change will allow the U.S. to “be more open with Indians.”
Many Indian tourists had cancelled their plans to visit US to avoid travel restrictions, and business in the US had also suffered.
After Trump signed the first travel ban on January 27, 2017, many Indian tourists had canceled their plans to visit the US. The ban was due to take effect on February 28, and barred all travelers from Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and North Korea from entering the country. Soon after the ban was introduced, numerous major airlines canceled all flights to the US. The ban was initially supposed to take effect on March 15, but was later delayed until March 26, in order to give the president time to study the ban and make changes.
In the time period between the ban and March 26, both the Indian and US governments worked to ease the restrictions on travel to the US. The US government offered multiple exemptions for these nations. And the Indian government relaxed some restrictions on travel to the US. Additionally, the Indian government reopened more than 250 US Consulates across India, including in New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
US bans will remain in place for 90 days. This is not a permanent ban, as US President Trump had also ordered a partial re-opening last week.
The Indian government had agreed to a 90-day stay on its travel ban to the US and other countries. However, US President Trump has rejected this offer.
US President Trump had banned travel from affected countries, which includes India, for 90 days from March 24th. The ban had been extended by March 31st and then April 30th.
On April 24th, President Trump announced that the ban will be extended until the end of May. Although the announcement was made in a press conference, the White House confirmed the ban in a tweet.