U.S. sets new Visa criteria for six Muslim-majority nations

| Updated: Jun 29, 2017 13:22 IST

Washington [U.S.A.], June 29 (ANI): The United States has set new Visa criteria that will require travellers from the six Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump's travel ban to have close family connections or business ties in order to enter the U.S. The countries named in the order include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. The ban will go into effect at 8 p.m. on Thursday. "Embassies will receive guidance about the ban earlier in the day and the implementation of President Trump's executive order will be handled by the State Department," The Washington Examiner quoted a report, as saying. The department will continue to "work with the Departments of State and Justice on the way forward for implementation of the executive order based on the Supreme Court's ruling," Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesman David Lapan said. The Supreme Court had decided, on Monday, to hear the case and put aspects of the executive order back in place until arguments begin in October. The controversial order was previously struck down by two lower courts. (ANI)