Agreement Reached Between Government, Brothers on Travel Ban

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for two brothers denied entry to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban say they’ve reached an agreement with the government.

A lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Alexandria says the 19- and 21-year-old brothers are Yemeni citizens who held status as lawful permanent U.S. residents.

The suit alleges the brothers were coerced into signing away their status and sent back to Ethiopia.

On Thursday, the brothers’ lawyers and the government filed papers indicating they reached an agreement ahead of a hearing scheduled for Friday.

Details of the agreement were not disclosed. But Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, the brothers’ attorney, said it applies only to the brothers’ case. No agreement has been reached on the lawsuit’s broader claims, which seek protection from the travel ban for all green-card holders.

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