In late September, the Trump administration announced a permanent ban on travel by some or all nationals of Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Chad, Venezuela and North Korea.
A new policy implemented last week by the U.S. Army has put a halt on lawful permanent residents (green card holders) joining the Army Reserve or National Guard. Green card holders can still enlist in the active-duty Army, but with stricter background checks. These recruits will not be allowed to begin basic training until the background checks have been completed. The delay could last up to a year.
The Trump administration announced a permanent replacement for its controversial travel ban on Sunday, and this one restricts entry from eight countries: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Chad, Venezuela and North Korea. Sudan, which was included in both previous versions of the ban, was excluded from the new ban.