Facebook users recently shared an image which claims that President Trump signed executive order 13769 “in January” which temporarily banned foreigners from entering the U.S. if they had recently traveled to China ( here ). This claim, which refers to a temporary ban on entry for passengers with recent travel to China, links the signing of the order with the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that began in Wuhan, China. The claim mentions Executive Order 13769, which is the “Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” that was indeed issued by President Trump – but in January 2017. This executive order has no relation to the COVID-19 outbreak given how far it precedes it. ( here ) The “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” Executive Order, also known as the “travel ban“, affected Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. President Trump promised what he called “extreme vetting” of immigrants and refugees from areas the White House said the U.S. Congress deemed to be high risk. ( here ) On March 6, 2017 it was superseded by Executive Order 13780, which included different countries and was followed by a… Read full this story
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