PHOTO: President Donald Trump inks a new executive order banning immigration from six countries. (Photo via Flickr/Gage Skidmore)
President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order Monday banning immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, CNN reported.
The new ban, which will be phased in after 10 days, excludes Iraq but still includes Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.
A senior U.S. official told CNN that exhaustive lobbying from the Iraqi government preceded the country's removal from the executive order. Citing an administration fact sheet, CNN reported Iraq will "increase cooperation with the U.S. government on the vetting of its citizens applying for a visa to travel to the United States."
The new order makes it very clear that lawful permanent residents or green card holders and travelers with validly issued visas will be exempt from the ban.
"If you have travel docs, if you actually have a visa, if you are a legal permanent resident, you are not covered under this particular executive action," White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told "Fox and Friends."
Trump signed the initial executive order temporarily banning citizens from the seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. for 90 days just one week into office. The ban was met with chaos and protests at airports around the country and was ultimately reversed by a federal appeals court days later.