Trump’s travel ban expansion is an unexpected win — for China

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from The Washington Post,

… the Trump administration, citing “information sharing deficiencies and national security risk factors,” has now expanded the ban to six more countries. Citizens from Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan can no longer apply for visas to work and live in the United States; Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be able to participate in the diversity visa lottery, which gives green cards to 50,000 immigrants from underrepresented countries randomly each year.

This new ban is likely to strain ties with these countries, including some that already cooperate with the United States and others that Washington has been courting. It is also a diplomatic windfall for China.

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