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State Department reverses visa ban, allows travelers with visas into U.S.: official
February 4, 2017 / 3:14 PM / in 10 months

State Department 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.

Demonstrators participate in a protest by the Yemeni community against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson - RTX2ZFBF

“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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