>> President Trump is back with a revised travel ban that's indefinite, stricter than before->> The tougher, the better.>> And could be harder to challenge in court. The sweeping new order announced over the weekend expands visa restrictions to include citizens from North Korea and Chad. And bars certain government officials from Venezuela, in addition to a complete ban for the five Muslim majority countries already on the travel blacklist.
Reuters legal correspondent Andrew Chung.>> The world wide review that the Trump administration undertook over the last few months is primarily what legal experts say will potentially give them greater cover if the new travel ban is challenged in court. Because that world wide review entailed a lot of analysis done by administration officials, bureaucrats, diplomats, to come up with this new list.
Whereas the previous travel ban, some people argued, was almost invented out of thin air.>> The new policy goes into effect in mid-October, and is not temporary like the previous ban that expired Sunday, it has no end date. Trump, explaining the rationale in a tweet, quote, making America safe is my number one priority.
We will not admit those into our country we cannot safely vet. New vetting procedures forcing countries to comply. Sudan meeting the stringent security measures becoming the only country on the original list to get removed. The changes, however, still not enough for activists who say it's still a Muslim ban.
>> The new travel ban also includes North Korea and Venezuela. And some of the immigrant groups and civil rights groups say that that was a little bit of, potentially, the Trump's administration trying to add other countries to make it look a little bit less like a ban on Muslims.
>> The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments over the original travel ban on October 10th, but that's not going to happen. The justices ordering both sides to file new briefs before the court hears the case.