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Boris confirms UK dual citizens can still enter States

By Sam Lister

Britons with dual citizenship will be exempt from Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

The US president's team has told Boris Johnson that Britons who have shared nationality with one of the seven mainly Muslim countries will not be stopped from entering America.

But UK dual citizens travelling to the US directly from one of the banned countries will face extra checks.

The Foreign Secretary has spent the day speaking to the President's senior adviser Jared Kushner and chief strategist Stephen Bannon about the implications of immigration curbs.

Mr Johnson earlier branded Mr Trump's controversial policy, which includes a bar on all refugees, "divisive and wrong" and criticised the decision to "stigmatise" people based on their nationality.

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