June 15, 2017
There has been a steep decline in visits to the US in recent months by citizens of six Muslim-majority countries on President Donald Trump’s travel ban list, although the order has been halted by courts, reports the Wall Street Journal.
According to latest Homeland Security data for March and April, people admitted from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen was “down by about half year-over-year.
Figures released by the State Department for the same period on the number of visas issued also showed decline.
It is however unclear whether less people were willing to travel to US or the administration was rejecting more visa applications.
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