WASHINGTON ― Immigration attorney Ally Bolour got a call on Wednesday from a client worried about President Donald Trump’s expected executive order that could temporarily shut down travel from majority-Muslim countries.
The client is planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for his birthday. He lives in the U.S. legally as a green-card holder, but he’s from Iran ― one of the countries Trump will likely single out for restrictions. The man, Amir, who asked to be identified only by his first name, already paid for his flight and hotel, but asked Bolour for advice.
“If I were you, I wouldn’t go,” Bolour said he told Amir. “It’s too uncertain.”
Trump has not yet signed an executive order to keep people from certain countries from coming to the United States. But already, news that he is considering such restrictions is having a dramatic impact. Leaked drafts indicate it could be harder or even impossible for people from seven countries to get into the U.S. ― even if they hold green cards.Credit Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media
Among them was Wilmington resident Emily Artinian. She held up a sign with photos of her grandparents – who escaped the Armenian genocide and found refuge in America.
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