Travelers who live in Puerto Rican areas may now be barred from entering the United States.
The announcement comes after the Trump administration announced Wednesday that it would suspend the island’s most popular tourist attraction, the Palmyra Beach attraction.
The US Department of Homeland Security says that travelers from Puerto Rico can still enter the U.S. via San Juan but that they must obtain a waiver.
The move comes after a judge ruled that the Trump Administration’s revised travel ban could be enforced without a waiver and after the Supreme Court ruled that a separate travel ban did not violate the First Amendment.
Puerto Rico is the poorest U.N. territory, and the U-S-1 visa is widely used to enter the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia, and Singapore.
In recent years, Puerto Ricans have been more than 10 times more likely to be killed by hurricanes than U.s. citizens.