Donald Trump Travel Ban: More Than 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of US President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from the Seven Muslim-majority countries, an attorney for the government said today.
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The number came out during a hearing in a lawsuit filed by attorneys for The two Yemeni brothers who arrived at Dulles International Airport on Saturday and were quickly put on a return flight to Ethiopia in response to the president’s executive order.The government attorney could not say how many people with visas were sent back to their home countries from Dulles in response to the travel ban, Washington Post reported.
An executive order signed by Us President Donald Trump over the weekend had halted the US refugee program for 120 days and indefinitely banned all Syrian refugees.A separate order also suspended all entry from Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Syria on national security grounds.There are only 38 countries that are part of a Visa Waiver Program allowing their citizens to travel to the US without a visa.
“The number 100,000 more sucked the air out of my lungs”, Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg of the Legal Aid Justice Center, who represents the brothers, told in the Post.
She also slammed the ruling, while acknowledging that Donald Trump’s executive powers gave him near-total control of the borders.Massachusetts, anti-poverty group Oxfam and The seven Iranian nationals will ask a Boston judge to extend an order issued on Sunday barring the detention or removal of approved refugees, The visa holders and permanent USA residents who entered from the 7 countries.