UPDATE: President Trump Issues New Travel Ban for Eight Countries, Ends Temporary Protection for Sudanese

The White House has announced its newest executive order on immigration, placing travel bans and restrictions on seven countries in Africa, the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and Asia.  In a separate decision, President Trump ended temporary protection from deportation for Sudanese nationals currently living in the United States.

The travel ban targets the five countries that were included in the original travel ban earlier this year: Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and Iran.  It also adds three countries: Chad, Venezuela, and North Korea, the last of which is likely a response to its current tensions with the United States.

The current executive order differs from the previous travel ban in two key respects: first, for the most part, it is more prospective in scope, largely affecti