A travel ban that requires travelers to use public transportation in the country they’re in won’t be enforced for at least a year.
But there’s still a chance that it might be the first step in a broader immigration policy that’s likely to be much tougher than the one President Donald Trump promised during his campaign.
“We’re going to look at a lot of things in a very careful way,” Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke told reporters on Tuesday.
“There’s a lot more to consider.”
The Trump administration has already imposed a travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including six of the seven countries on Trump’s list of seven most dangerous countries.
It’s also taking steps to crack down on some other foreign travel restrictions.
A month ago, the Trump administration revoked visas for more than 400 people from Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Sudan and Yemen, the Associated Press reported.
Those restrictions have been lifted.
In addition, Duke said she expects the Trump Administration to impose additional travel restrictions on some foreign nationals, such as from Iraq and Syria.
She did not say how many people were expected to be subject to additional restrictions.
On Wednesday, Duke met with the heads of several international travel organizations to discuss a new travel ban and visa policies.
Among the recommendations the groups included were a “pause” on visa issuance for foreign nationals who are subject to the travel ban, which is currently scheduled to take effect next week.