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State Department reverses visa cancellations after judge puts hold on Trump executive order

Posted at 11:10 AM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 11:10:58-05

The State Department says it’s reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration.

The department had said up to 60,000 foreigners from seven majority-Muslim countries had their visas “provisionally revoked” to comply with Trump’s order blocking them from traveling to the United States.

The department says it acted to reinstate the visas after getting word from the Justice Department about the judge’s ruling Friday in Washington state.

For now, the department says people covered by the order and holding a valid visa may now travel to the United States.

Homeland Security has also suspended all actions that implement Trump’s immigration order. Travelers will be inspected as they were prior to the order, according to the DHS acting press secretary.