Green Card Holders Will Now Need Additional Screening To Return To US

Green Card Holders Will Now Need Additional Screening To Return To US

Green Card Holders Will Now Need Additional Screening To Return To US


U.S. green card holders will require additional screening before they can return to the United States, the White House said on Saturday.

Earlier, a Department of Homeland Security official said people holding green cards, making them legal permanent U.S. residents, were included in President Donald Trump's executive action temporarily barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
"It will bar green card holders," Gillian Christensen, acting Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said to Reuters.
A senior White House official later sought to clarify the situation, saying green card holders who had left the United States and wanted to return would have to visit a U.S. embassy or consulate to undergo additional screening.
"You will be allowed to re-enter the United States pending a routine rescreening," the official said.

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