WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, President Trump signed a new executive order banning travelers from six majority Muslim countries.
The travel ban that he previously signed caused a stir of backlash. Several protests and rallies were held denouncing President Trump, and his xenophobic views. The city of Milwaukee actually passed a resolution to make the city a “sanctuary city” – a place where refugees are welcome.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
The White House spent weeks drafting the revised ban, coordinating with the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to avoid the chaos that followed the Jan. 27 order. That one took immediate, snarling travel for thousands of people around the world and at U.S. airports. This time, federal agencies will have 10 days to prepare before the order goes into effect.
Trump signed his first order during a highly-publicized signing ceremony at the Pentagon. This time, he signed the order in private and sent out Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to issue brief statements.
“It is the president’s solemn duty to protect the American people, and with this order, President Trump is exercising his rightful authority to keep our people safe,” Tillerson said. “As threats to our security continue to evolve and change, common sense dictates that we continually reevaluate and reassess the systems we rely upon to protect our country.”
For more on the ban, visit Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.