State Department reverses Trump visa ban, allows travellers with visas into US

Individuals with visas that are not canceled, may now travel if the visa is valid, said the State Department

Reuters February 04, 2017
Muslim men attend a prayer and demonstration at JFK airport to protest President Donald Trump s Executive Order banning immigrants and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries on February 3, 2017 in New York City. PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK CITY: The US State Department will allow people with valid visas into the United States, a department official said on Saturday, in order to comply with an opinion from a federal judge in Seattle barring President Donald Trump's executive action.

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"We have reversed the provisional revocation of visas," the State Department official said in a statement. "Those individuals with visas that were not physically canceled may now travel if the visa is otherwise valid."

On January 29, a federal judge blocked part of President Donald Trump’s temporary immigration ban, ordering authorities to stop deporting refugees and other travelers stuck at US airports.

The decision accompanied growing resistance to Trump’s crackdown on Muslim immigration, with large protests spreading at major airports across the country.


Bunny Rabbit | 7 years ago | Reply I knew it all the time - it was just temporary. all this euphoria / panic was for nothing . Ufff.
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