June 29, 2017 / 4:44 PM / 3 months ago

U.S. sees business as usual at ports of entry when travel ban starts

WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - The United States expects business as usual at ports of entry when fresh rules on U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority nations goes into effect at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, senior U.S. officials said on Thursday.

“We expect business as usual at the ports of entry starting at 8 pm tonight,” one official told reporters on a conference call about implementing a Supreme Court ruling allowing parts of the travel ban to take effect. A second official that a “formal assurance” from a U.S. resettlement agency to a refugee would not in and of itself be enough to exempt a refugee from a 120-day ban on entry also imposed by Trump’s travel ban executive order. (Reporting By Arshad Mohammed and Yeganeh Torbati, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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