Over 100,000 visas revoked since Trump signed travel ban

Over 100,000 visas revoked since Trump signed travel ban
Over 100,000 visas have been revoked as a result of President Donald Trump's ban on travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, an attorney for the government said today.

The number came out during a hearing in a lawsuit filed by attorneys for 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 Trump over the weekend had halted the US refugee programme 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.
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