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State Dept reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S. - official
February 4, 2017 / 3:21 PM / 8 months ago

State Dept reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S. - official

Samira Asgari is greeted U.S. Congressman Joe Kennedy at Logan Airport after she cleared U.S. customs and immigration in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. February 3, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. 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.

“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.”

Reporting by Yeganeh Torbati and Julia Edwards Ainsley; Editing by Bill Trott

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