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US arrivals plunge from six countries hit by Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON: Arrivals in the United States from the six mostly Muslim countries in President Donald Trump's travel ban have plunged despite a legal freeze on the ban's implementation. Government data received Thursday showed that arrivals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen were down by nearly half in March and April from a year ago -- 6,372 for the two months compared to 12,100 in 2016. Arrivals were little changed in the first month after the rollout of the original January 27 travel ban, which also…