Eight refugees arrive in Tulsa before travel ban goes into effect

Posted at 5:53 AM, Mar 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 04:57:43-04

Catholic Charities says it's last group of refugees arrived in Tulsa Tuesday night before the new immigration executive order goes into effect.

Eight Burmese refugees landed at the Tulsa International Airport around 8:45 p.m. and were greeted by a welcome crew at the airport.

President Donald Trump's new executive order will go into effect on Thursday.

It bans all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days. It also blocks travel for citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for 90 days. Iraq is no longer on the list.

Under the ban, those with green cards or valid visas will not be affected from entering the U.S.

To read the full executive order, click here.