US granted waivers to only 6% of those subject to Trump travel ban

The US government granted waivers to just 6 per cent of visa applicants subject to its travel ban on a handful of countries during the first 11 months of the ban, new data reviewed by Reuters shows.

Trump administration officials have pointed to the waiver process embedded in the travel ban as proof it was not motivated by animus towards Muslims, as critics have charged, but rather serves to protect the United States. In June 2018, after legal challenges defeated earlier iterations of the ban, the Supreme Court upheld a revised.....

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