Travel Restrictions: USA

Home Office written question – answered on 15th February 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

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.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

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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