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Citizens of six countries are banned from entering the United States

US News: Washington has banned travel to the United States from six countries, including Myanmar. According to a US official, the BBC reported that the move was made because of failure to follow US security and information sharing policies. Apart from Myanmar, citizens of Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania and Kyrgyzstan have been banned. President Donald Trump imposed a travel ban on citizens of seven countries in January 2017, just seven days after coming to power. He claimed that the initiative was vital to protect America. Those countries are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea. That ban still goes on. The new sanctions say, It has been decided not to grant certain types of visas to citizens of these six countries.

Nigerians receive double immigration visas in 2018 compared to the other five countries. Nigeria is the most populous country on the continent of Africa. Chad Wolfe, acting chief of the US Department of Internal Security, told reporters that citizens of those countries were banned from traveling because of failing to meet security requirements. He said these countries could be excluded from the sanctions list only if they meet the necessary conditions. In 2018, the United States granted immigration visas to more than 8,000 Nigerians.

The visas were issued to 2,000 citizens of Sudan, 290 from Tanzania, and 31 from Eritrea that same year. In 2017, the United States imposed several sanctions on Eritrean citizens’ visas. When Trump came to power, the Muslim chief imposed sanctions on seven countries. The matter is up to the court. In the end, the sanctions were imposed on Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

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