Trump administration calls for a moratorium on travelers to Mexico
The Trump administration has issued an advisory to travelers to the United States and Mexico that calls for the halt of travel by all people and companies, and for the creation of a visa program for the entire country.
The White House said in a letter obtained by the Associated Press that it has been considering implementing a similar policy for more than a year, calling it an “emergency” that could result in a travel ban for people from certain countries.
The policy also calls for limiting immigration from certain Muslim-majority countries.
The U.S. government has previously said it is considering issuing travel bans to a number of countries, including Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia and Sudan.
The Department of Homeland Security issued a similar advisory in June, advising Americans that it would suspend immigration from Syria, Yemen and Iraq.
But the White House, citing concerns about the vetting process, said that the U.N. and the State Department have said the suspension would not affect travel to those countries.
It’s not clear whether the administration will issue similar guidance to travelers from countries that Trump has previously praised for its treatment of migrants.
The White House has called for a temporary halt to all immigration from seven Muslim-dominated countries and has also suggested the United Kingdom could be included in that list.