The number of visas revoked by the administration of President Donald Trump under his entry ban against several Muslim countries has surpassed 100,000, according to a report.
A government attorney broke the news during a hearing for a complaint by two Yemenis, who were deported to Ethiopia upon arrival at Dulles International Airport, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Besides Yemenis, citizens from Iran, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia have been banned from entering the US for 90 days after Trump’s executive order last Friday.
The directive also bans Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts all refugee admissions for 120 days.
The decision led to widespread confusion and arrests at various US airports. The attorney did not reveal the exact number of people who were taken into custody immediately after the ban.
The US State Department disputed the claim, saying that the actual number is less than 60,000.
“Fewer than 60,000 individuals’ visas…