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Trump's travel ban blocked visa lottery winners

Trump pauses as he talks to the media after arriving on Marine One. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered Friday that the State Department save unused visa lottery slots for two Iranian citizens and two Yemenis — if the Supreme Court finds Trump's travel ban unlawful, per Politico. They won visas from the annual, 50,000-person lottery to immigrate to the U.S., but Trump's travel ban has blocked them from getting those visas.

The order would make it difficult for the Supreme Court to declare the legal battle over the travel ban dead, since the issue appears to remain unsettled.