Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly announced that American green card holders will be allowed to enter the country despite President Trump‘s executive order which restricts immigration.
The Trump administration is facing protests because their new “extreme vetting” ban applies to refugees fleeing from predominantly Muslim nations. Various individuals were detained on Saturday in accordance with Trump’s order, and it raised questions about whether lawful permanent residents would be prohibited from entering America.
On Sunday night, Kelly’s department released a statement saying it was in the national interest to let these individuals in, provided there are no indications of any “serious threat to public safety.”
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) January 29, 2017
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