US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced that green-card holders from the seven Muslim-majority countries affected by Trump’s executive order travel ban will be allowed to enter the country.
He said in a statement:
In applying the provisions of the president’s executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest.
Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a serious threat to public safety and welfare, lawful permanent resident status will be a dispositive factor in our case-by-case determinations.
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