Monday, January 30, 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration to allow 872 refugees into U.S. this week: document

Exclusive: Trump administration to allow 872 refugees into U.S. this week: document: The U.S. government has granted waivers to let 872 refugees into the country this week, despite President Donald Trump's executive order on Friday temporarily banning entry of refugees from any country, according to an internal Department of Homeland Security document seen by Reuters.

A Homeland Security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the waivers, noting that the refugees were considered "in transit" and had already been cleared for resettlement before the ban took effect.

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