Update: State Department says fewer than 60,000 visas have been canceled, not 100,000

It's not clear how many people with visas were sent back to their home country.

Tens of thousands of visas have been revoked since President Donald Trump issued his executive order temporarily banning travel from seven Muslim-majority countries.

During a federal court hearing in Virginia Friday, an attorney with the Justice Department said more than 100,000 visas have been revoked since Jan. 27, the Washington Post and CNN report. However, the State Department disagreed with the attorney's number, saying fewer than 60,000 visas that have been canceled, according to The Associated Press.

Under the travel ban, anyone who has a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa and is a citizen of one of seven countries (Somalia, Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Iraq and Iran) is not allowed into the United States for 90 days. And those who are already in the U.S. won't be able to leave and come back.

A spokesperson with the State Department told the Huffington Post these visas were "provisionally revoked, meaning that is something that could be reversed" when the travel ban expires on April 27. To put the number of revoked visas into perspective, the spokesperson told the publication they issued 11 million immigrant and nonimmigrant visas in 2015.

The Department of Justice attorney on Friday did not say how many people with visas were sent back to their home countries as a result of the travel ban, the Washington Post says, while CNN reports no legal permanent residents who were returning to the U.S. have been denied entry, according to the attorney.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's website shows that as of Wednesday afternoon, 1,136 travelers were denied boarding to come to the U.S. and 87 people have been granted visa waivers. Earlier this week, Trump tweeted that out of 325,000 people, only 109 were detained and held for further questioning over the weekend.

The immigration order

The Trump Administration says the temporary freeze – which also bans refugees from coming to the U.S. for 120 days – lets federal officials develop a stricter vetting process for ensuring that terrorists are kept out of the U.S.

Prior to the order, about 900 refugees were expected to resettle in Minnesota alone over the next 120 days through the seven organizations in Minnesota that do resettlement work.

On Wednesday, Minnesota joined a lawsuit arguing the limits President Trump put on refugees and immigrants last week are unconstitutional.

USA Today reported earlier this week the Department of Homeland Security will allow 872 refugees to enter the U.S. this week, anyways. And the Washington Post reported Friday the government seems to be considering allowing people who were turned away over the weekend entry into the U.S. on a case-by-case basis.

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