A draft of President Donald Trump‘s revised executive order restricting travel from seven Muslim-majority countries would not apply to existing visa holders, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing sources.
Trump is expected to sign the new measure Wednesday after federal courts suspended his first order. The original version of the order affected current visa holders as well as people seeking new visas.
The Journal described the version that exempted existing visa holders as a “late draft” that could change before Trump signs the official order.
The White House says the policy seeks to prevent immigration from countries that pose possible terror risks. Some critics like civil rights groups and Democrats have claimed the measure has religious motives due to Trump’s previous call for a temporary “shutdown” on Muslims entering the country, arguing it could prove counterproductive in fighting terrorism.
The Trump administration wants the new order to better stand up to legal scrutiny than the first measure, which Trump signed in late January. The White House has pledged to keep fighting for it in court.
The new draft would also not apply to legal permanent residents or green card holders, according to the report.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request to comment on this story.