New travel ban to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad

Daily News Article - September 26, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. a) Why did the president issue a new travel ban?
b) What steps did the administration take to determine which countries should be on on the list? (And what requirements did countries have to meet to avoid being on the travel ban list?) Be specific.

3. a) List the countries included on the original order that expired Sunday night.
b) Which country was dropped from the list?
c) Which countries were added to the list?
d) When will the new travel restrictions take effect?

4. a) Define vet, waiver and exemption.
b) Who is exempt from the new ban? Be specific. (Also see “Background” below)

5. What is the status of Iraq regarding the travel ban?

6. How/when would a country be removed from the list?

7. From paragraph 14: “President Trump’s initial travel ban has been subject to a Supreme Court challenge and nationwide protests [by liberals]. He’s stood firm on the need for extreme vetting. Asked Sunday about the new travel restrictions, the president said: “The travel ban: The tougher, the better.”
What do you think?
a) Are the reasons for the travel ban legitimate? Explain your answer.
b) Is the travel ban tough enough to be effective? Explain your answer.
c) Ask a parent the same questions.