Trump included Chad, America’s counter-terrorism partner in its travel ban

Donald Trump, president of the United States of America has included one of its valuable and counterterrorism partner, Chad among the countries ban from entering the United States due to significant terrorist presence in its boarders. According to Trump “Our government’s first duty is to its people, to our citizens — to serve their needs, to ensure their safety, to preserve their rights, and to defend their values.”

The presidential proclamation said that although Chad’s government is “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States”, it does not share enough information to enable the U.S. to judge whether its citizens pose a threat to public safety.

Right from time Chad has been a key member of the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership, a US inter-agency program that helps governments defeat terrorists in the Sahel and west Africa regions. The US marines and navy personnel have also provided training for Chadian officers, even deploying troops to Chad to help find the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.

Alongside Chad, North Korea and Venezuela was added to the already existing ban on other countries—Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Yemen. Asides terrorist presence, these countries were ban for not “adequately” sharing security-related information with American officials.

So far, the ban has been labelled Muslim ban because it targeted majorly Muslim nations, and it is to take effect on Oct. 18.