WHAT'S TRUE: The "seven countries" targeted by President Trump's 27 January 2017 executive order pertaining to immigration were not mentioned by name and instead originated with "countr[ies] or area[s] of concern" first identified in the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 (expanded to all seven countries "of concern" in February 2016).
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
That Evidence of Trump's Poorly Hidden Anti-Muslim Bias
The list of countries on the limited entry list? It turns out that they were part of a bill Obama signed. Snopes of course calls this "mixed" because that Obama-signed bill didn't have travel restrictions, but that's from where Trump's list came.