Report: Chad put on Trump's travel ban because it ran out of passport paper
President Trump’s decision to include Chad on his most recent, and now temporarily stalled, travel ban came in part because the country ran out of passport paper.
The Associated Press reports Chad was given 50 days to provide a recent sample of its passport to the Department of Homeland Security. The country couldn’t.
Instead, Chad reportedly offered to pre-existing sample of the same type of passport but it wasn’t enough.
National security advisor H.R. McMaster has said Chad could be removed from the travel ban list within a few months, a list including Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and some groups of people from Venezuela. Right now Chad remains on the list and Homeland Security insists there were other problems too including inadequately sharing “terrorism related information.”
But despite the move, Trump’s latest travel ban has come to a screeching halt in court just hours before it was set to take effect. federal judges in Hawaii and Maryland have blocked Trump’s order saying it contains the same problems as his other bans before it.
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