The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says a federal judge’s decision on President Donald Trump’s immigration order will have little effect.
“President Trump’s Executive Orders remain in place – prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the US government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” DHS said in a statement on Sunday.
The statement also says no foreign national who has ties to the United States “has any unfettered right to demand entry”.
According to DHS, less than one per cent of the more than 325,000 international air travellers who arrive every day have been held while the enhanced security measures were implemented.
Originally published as Trump’s ban to stay: Homeland Security