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    US President Donald Trump’s new executive order on immigration has the same problems as the original version, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a press release on Monday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The new executive order signed by Trump on Monday bans all immigration from six majority-Muslim countries for the next 90 days, and bans all refugees from entering the US for 120 days.

    The countries affected are Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike Trump’s first executive order, the revised ban does not apply to nationals from Iraq.

    "It [the Trump administration] has replaced it [the original order] with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws," ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project Director Omar Jadwat stated in the release.

    Jadwat said the only way to fix the executive order is to ensure it is not a ban on Muslims, but the new order still discriminates based on religion.


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