Trump's new travel ban expected Wednesday

The Trump administration plans to announce its revised executive order banning travel from numerous Muslim-majority countries Wednesday afternoon, a number of government officials tell ABC News. ABC News previously reported that a draft of the new executive...

Trump's new travel ban expected Wednesday

The Trump administration plans to announce its revised executive order banning travel from numerous Muslim-majority countries Wednesday afternoon, a number of government officials tell ABC News.

ABC News previously reported that a draft of the new executive order does not automatically reject refugees from Syria, and clarifies that green card holders and dual citizens of the U.S. and the seven previously identified countries -- Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen -- are exempt.

The officials declined to discuss precise details of the new order, and one particular official mentioned its language was still altering as of Tuesday afternoon, a notion that runs counter to claims last week by White House press secretary Sean Spicer that the order was "finalized" and was "awaiting implementation."

"What we are doing is now in the implementation phase of working with the respective departments and agencies to make confident that when we execute this, it’s performed in a manner that’s flawless," Spicer said final Thursday.

Officials also confirmed that the president plans to announce the new order from the Department of Justice alongside Attorney Basic Jeff Sessions and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.

Trump's earlier order faced legal challenges nearly immediately after its signing on January 27. A federal judge in Washington State issued a short-term restraining order halting the order on February 3, a move that was later upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on February 9.

ABC News' Cecilia Vega contributed to this report.

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