Lawsuit settlement will allow unknown number of foreigners from seven Muslim-majority countries to work with justice department on new application

Foreigners who were barred from entering the US during Donald Trump’s first attempt to ban travel from seven Muslim-majority nations will get government help reapplying for visas under a lawsuit settlement reached on Thursday.

Civil rights lawyers and the Trump administration announced the deal during a conference call in federal court in Brooklyn, one scene of the legal battle over the treatment of hundreds of travelers who were processed at US airports over a chaotic weekend in January.

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