Green card holders included in Trump ban: Homeland Security

The ban will bar green card holders, said Department of Homeland security spokesperson

Reuters January 28, 2017
A TSA security officer and his dog scan departing passengers at Lindbergh Field airport in San Diego, California, U.S. July 1, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent US residents, are included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, a Department of Homeland security spokesperson said on Saturday.

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"It will bar green card holders," Gillian Christensen, acting Department of Homeland Security spokesperson, said in an email.