Iranians take Trump’s Ban to Washington court

The US District Court in Washington kicked off with the complaint procedure of several Iranians on Trump Muslim Ban on Tuesday.

Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the US District Court in Washington started to investigate the complaints Iranian Americas against Trump’s visa ban order for Muslims.

While Maryland and Hawaii federal judges have already blocked President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries and the ban is waiting for an appeal court, the new court is giving the chance to the Iranian Americans to submit in-person testimonies against Trump’s Ban which is considered anti-Muslim, illogical and counterproductive.

Cyrus Mehri, the Iranian American lawyer and social activist, who represents the plaintiffs, said on Monday, “I really saw it as a flash point for this diaspora, over half a million strong, that has done so much to contribute to this country and is now in such danger of being potential scapegoats.”

Trump signed the executive order in January, placing a 90-day travel ban on people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Iraq, and Yemen and a 120-day ban on any refugees. Iraq was exempted from the ban on March 6.


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