It impacts travelers from Libya, Syria, Iran, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan.
Visa applicants in those six Muslim-majority countries will have to prove a relationship with family already in the U.S. to enter.
If not, they’ll be banned for at least 90 days.
The new rules took effect at 8 p.m. EST, according to the State Department.
At least a dozen attorneys were volunteering at John F. Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4, where they will monitor the effects of the ban and assist passengers where needed, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.
“We have an army of over 1,000 lawyers who have their back and are ready to go back out to JFK if that becomes necessary,” said Camille Mackler, Director of Legal Initiatives at the New York Immigration Coalition.
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