President Trump’s New US Travel Ban Spares ‘Green Card’ Holders

President Trump’s New US Travel Ban Spares ‘Green Card’ Holders

The new Trump Administration travel ban will not stop Green Card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, US Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly (USMC ret.) said Saturday.

US President Donald Trump’s initial attempt to clamp down for security reasons on immigration from 7 Muslim-majority countries and on refugees halted due to a judicial backlash.

“The President is contemplating releasing a tighter, more streamlined version of the 1st (order). And I will have opportunity to work (on) a rollout plan, in particular to make sure that there’s no one in a sense caught in the system of moving from overseas to our airports,” Secretary Kelly said at the Munich Security Conference.

Asked whether green card residency permit holders would be allowed in, Secretary Kelly said: “It’s a good assumption and, as far as the visas go, … if they’re in motion from some distant land to the United States, when they arrive they will be allowed in.”

He promised “a short phase-in period to make sure that people on the other end don’t get on airplanes. But if they are on an airplane and inbound, they will be allowed to enter the country.”

Have a terrific President’s Day weekend.

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