State Dept. reverses visa cancellations from Trump's travel ban

WASHINGTON — The State Department says it’s reversed the cancellations of visas for foreigners after a federal judge put on hold President 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.

Demonstrators protest President Trump’s travel ban targeting seven mostly Muslim nations during a rally at Battery Park on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Manhattan, N.Y.

Demonstrators protest President Trump’s travel ban targeting seven mostly Muslim nations during a rally at Battery Park on Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Manhattan, N.Y.

(James Keivom/New York Daily News)

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

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