Trump is expected to sign the new order this week, after his January order placing a 90-day pause on immigration from seven predominantly-Muslim nations, all of which are considered to be hot spots for terrorism, was frozen by the courts. The revised order was originally scheduled to be signed on Wednesday, but has reportedly been delayed.
"We will shortly take new steps to keep our nation safe and to keep out those who would do us harm," Trump said during his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening.
Iraq’s removal from being subject to the 90-day halt reportedly came from pressure placed on the White House administration by the Pentagon and the State Department. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi had also promised reciprocal measures, which many lawmakers believed would create challenges in the fight against Daesh.
Additionally, Syrian refugees will no longer be specifically listed for an indefinite ban, and will instead be included in the 120-day suspension of all refugees.
The order is said to include exemptions for current visa holders and legal permanent residents.
The changes will go into effect immediately upon being signed by the President.