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U.S. Department of Homeland Security Reaffirms Prohibited Travel Will Remain Prohibited

ByGeorge Bao

Jan 30, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reaffirmed in a statement Sunday that it will continue to enforce all of President Donald Trump’s Executive Orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.

It says the president’s Executive Orders “remain in place—prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety.”

The president’s Executive Order affects a minor portion of international travelers, and is a first step towards reestablishing control over America’s borders and national security, said DHS.

According to DHS, approximately 80 million international travelers enter the United States every year.

On Saturday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented, according to DHS.

These individuals went through enhanced security screenings and are being processed for entry to the United States, consistent with the U.S. immigration laws and judicial orders.

“The Department of Homeland Security will faithfully execute the immigration laws, and we will treat all of those we encounter humanely and with professionalism. No foreign national in a foreign land, without ties to the United States, has any unfettered right to demand entry into the United States or to demand immigration benefits in the United States,” DHS stated. 

It also stated that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “will comply with judicial orders; faithfully enforce our immigration laws, and implement the president’s Executive Orders to ensure that those entering the United States do not pose a threat to our country or the American people.”


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