Travel Restrictions: USA:Written question - 62340

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Asked by Sarah Olney
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Asked on: 30 January 2017
Home Office
Travel Restrictions: USA
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the US Administration on its travel ban for refugees and nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen; and if she will make a statement.
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Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 15 February 2017

The Home Secretary spoke to General Kelly, Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, on 30 January to discuss a range of issues of mutual importance, including President Trump’s Executive Order on entry to the United States.

The Home Secretary made clear the difficulties related to the Executive Order and gained Secretary Kelly’s confirmation that individuals travelling on British passports, including those who hold dual nationality, should be exempt from this Order.

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