U.S. Imported 260K Foreign Nationals from Travel Ban Nations Since 2016

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John Binder
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1 February 2020
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National News
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More than 260,000 foreign nationals have been legally admitted to the United States from all 13 travel ban countries between 2016 and 2018 — a foreign population 25 times that of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
On Friday, President Donald Trump’s administration announced the addition of six foreign countries that will be added to the list of existing travel ban countries. In total, the U.S. will now ban some legal immigration from Burma, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Sudan, along with Iran Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen.
Between 2016 and 2018, the U.S. brought more than 133,000 nationals from the six newly added travel ban countries — the majority of which arrived from Burma and Nigeria. In this time period, more than 34,000 native Burmese were given green cards by the federal government....