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State Dept reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S. - official
February 4, 2017 / 3:21 PM / 10 months ago

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

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.

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

“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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