Several civil rights groups issued scathing condemnations on Monday after President Donald Trump issued a proclamation banning or partially banning refugees and migrants from eight countries.

Under the terms of Trump's new proclamation, travel from some countries is outright suspended and travel from others may only take place on a limited basis under heavy scrutiny. Entry by most foreign nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Yemen and Somalia will be suspended as of Oct. 18. Venezuelan government officials and their family members will also be denied entry. Iraqi nationals will be subjected to intensive screening.

Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour described Trump's new travel ban as "immoral and unconstitutional" in a statement sent to The Daily Caller.

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