President Donald Trump’s executive order goes into effect at 8.p.m. tonight. Although the original travel ban proposed by Trump suffered a setback during its initial rollout last October, the Supreme Court has ruled to allow the travel ban to go into effect this week, albeit with strict limitations. The limited version of the ban will be upheld until the court hears the case this October.
Travelers from six Muslim-majority countries -- Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen-- will be limited for 90 days while the refugee program will remain suspended for 120 days. The U.S. will cap the number of refugees admitted to 50,000 for this fiscal year.
Only those with “bona fide” business, education, and family will be allowed into the U.S. while the rest will be denied visas under new guidelines.
This morning on “Pat & Stu,” travel ban 2.0, or the “watered down” version of the travel ban was discussed. The guys argued that the revised limitations may not be as effective as the original proposal intended them to be.
“Basically, it’s almost everybody unless you are wearing an ISIS t-shirt when you apply,” said Stu Burguiere jokingly.