The Associated Press reports:
The White House is considering expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigration issues by President Donald Trump, according to four people familiar with the deliberations. A document outlining the plans has been circulating the White House, but the countries that would be affected are blacked out, according to two of the people.
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the effort, which appeared timed for release in conjunction with the third anniversary of Trump’s first travel ban, which was announced on Jan. 27, 2017. That ban sparked an uproar, with massive protests across the nation against what many derided as a “Muslim ban” and chaos at airports, where passengers were detained.
BREAKING: The Trump administration is considering expanding the Muslim Ban as an election-year ploy. This is yet another abuse of power by the president. #NoMuslimBanEver #RepealTheBan https://t.co/5mvRRLf5SQ
— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@GuthrieGF) January 10, 2020
Because of Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban, many major airlines no longer work with Iran, including Air France, British Airways, KLM. That’s why so many Canada-bound passengers were on a Ukranian airline. https://t.co/hl04YrFEP9
— Denise Balkissoon (@balkissoon) January 10, 2020