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Somali Australian PhD student in the US among those could be affected by Trump’s Muslim ban if she leaves the US

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Suban Nur Cooley. Picture credit: Suban

As you all know, Trump’s Friday order even barred entry to the U.S. by permanent residents with “green cards” who are also citizens of one of the countries.

“Travelers who have nationality or dual nationality of one of these countries will not be permitted for 90 days to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa,” a State Department official said.

“Those nationals or dual nationals holding valid immigrant or nonimmigrant visas will not be permitted to enter the United States during this period. Visa interviews will generally not be scheduled for nationals of these countries during this period.”

Suban Nur Cooley. Picture credit: Suban

This means, for example, that a Somali-Australian green card holder who makes her home in the US cannot go to Australia to visit her parents and then return to the U.S. Below is a facebook post of one such person that would be affected by Trump’s Muslim ban. Suban’s post is both personal and one that many Somalis in the diapora share. We asked her permission re-post her status in this article. See her post below.

I am Somali.I am an Australian citizen with permanent resident status here in the USA. To move here, I provided U.S….

Posted by Suban Nur Cooley on Sunday, January 29, 2017

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