872 refugees will be granted waivers from the ban on refugees. The waivers are allowed under Trump’s executive order on immigration.

The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it would allow more than 800 refugees to enter the United States this week, an announcement that comes amid widespread anger and confusion following President Trump’s sweeping immigration order.

Trump’s order temporarily bans citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and halts refugee resettlement for a 120-day period.

However, officials said at a briefing Tuesday afternoon that they would allow 872 refugees into the country.

These refugees were ready to travel and would face “undue hardship” if not able to do so, Kevin K. McAleenan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said at a briefing Tuesday afternoon. They will be processed with waivers through the end of the week, he said.

Via The Washington Post