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Life for Refugees Under the U.S. Travel Ban Expansion

On January 31, 2020, the United States announced a travel ban that will prevent citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar⁠ — all of which have a substantial Muslim population⁠ — from obtaining certain types of visas. The proclamation takes effect on February 22.

Nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar will no longer be able to obtain visas that can lead to permanent residency, and nationals of Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be allowed to apply for “diversity visas.” Previously, diversity…

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