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Administration to allow in 872 refugees : 1,060 green-card holders granted waivers

Feb 01, 2017 - USA Today

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday it will allow 872 refugees to enter the country after they were initially barred from flying to the U.S. under President Trump's executive order on immigration.

Homeland Security began detaining immigrants who arrived at U.S. airports immediately after Trump signed his order Friday evening. The order temporarily suspended the U.S. refugee program and barred entry to most people coming from seven majority Muslim countries -- Libya, Iran, Iraq...