US travel ban on six Muslim countries takes effect

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PV International Desk : People from six mainly Muslim countries and all refugees now face tougher US entry due to President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban, reports BBC.

It means people without close family or business relationships in the US could be denied visas and barred entry.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces are not considered to be “bona fide” relations.

The rules apply to people in Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, as well as all refugees.

Moments before the ban began at 20:00 Washington time (00:00 GMT), it emerged that the state of Hawaii had asked a federal judge for clarification.

It has in the past accused the US government of violating the Supreme Court’s instructions by improperly excluding people.

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