President Donald Trump is anticipated to sign a revised travel ban on Monday, just over amonth after his original decree sowed controversy across the United States and chaos at airports, US media reported.
The president will sign the new executive order at the Department of Homeland Security, according to Politico, which cited senior government officials. It was unclear what changes Trump planned to make,according to the publication.
Trump's original January 27 order was widely criticizedas amounting to a ban on Muslims, and also for being rolledout sloppily -- with virtually no warning to the public orpreparation of the agencies tasked with enforcing it.
The order, which temporarily barred people from sevenMuslim-majority countries from traveling to the United Statesfor 90 days, as well as all refugees for 120 days and Syrianrefugees permanently -- triggered worldwide outrage as well asprotests in the United States.
It also caused chaos in the first days of itsimplementation as people arriving at US airports from targetedcountries were detained and sometimes sent back to where theycame from.
However, the order was halted after two judicial setbacks-- a nationwide freeze on Trump's ban by a US district judgein Seattle and a subsequent ruling by San Francisco's NinthCircuit Court of Appeals upholding the suspension.