A rival petition backing Donald Trump's state visit to the UK has triggered a Government response and will be considered by Parliament for debate after receiving more than 100,000 signatures.
The pro-Trump campaign follows a huge rush of support for a petition calling on the Government to prevent the US president from meeting the Queen later this year.
The anti-Trump petition, which began in November, has been supported by more than 1.6 million online amid widespread protests at his new travel ban.
The new counter-petition argues Trump should be granted a state visit as "the leader of a free world" and to underline Britain's tolerance of free speech.
The campaign reads: "Donald Trump should be invited to make an official State Visit because he is the leader of a free world and UK is a country that supports free speech and does not believe that people that appose (sic) our point of view should be gagged."
A State Department official confirmed the memo from the department's "dissent channel" had contained some 900 signatures.
Secretary John Kelly described Donald Trump's executive order as a "temporary pause" to analyse the vetting system at border control.
Khizr Khan told ITV News the US President's travel ban on Muslims "gives a platform for those that don't wish us well".