When Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, and suspending the Refugee Admissions Program, he did a lot more than just anger migrant crisis activists.

The Muslim ban order has left legal US residents stranded in their home countries, or in airports along the way, simply because they hold passports from Iran, Iraq, or one of five other countries on Trump's list. These are people with homes, family, and friends in the US whom they are now separated from for at least 90 days, all in the name of preventing "foreign terrorist entry." Let's not forget about the thousands of refugees in Syria and elsewhere whose dreams of finding safety and peace are now crushed, and who may very well meet their deaths before the anti-Muslim ban is lifted.

Massive equal rights protests erupted at major airports across the nation, and the Trump administration is already buried in lawsuits related to the travel restrictions. Parts of the ban preventing the movement of Green-card holders have reportedly been lifted, but the President's discriminating actions have already torn apart families across the world and doomed the lives of others.

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Beth Gauldie
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4 years ago

That is absolutely awful. I'm so sorry this is happening to you. If you don't matter in the US, come to NZ. You'll matter to us here!

Apollo's Daughter
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4 years ago

Muslims matter to lots of the US. It's sad that Trump is the face of our nation :(

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Robin Bird
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4 years ago

This is not my America! How can they be so cruel? I'm so sorry! 😞 I did not vote for this idiot Trump.

Shari H
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4 years ago

I am from the US, and I think the life you built here matters. I hope this idiocy stops and you are allowed to come home immediately. In the meantime, I hope your puppy is with friends and is being well cared for!

Ouzodaki
Community Member
4 years ago

This ban is not only awful, it is also unconstitutional and moreover a violation to international law. Donald Trump is a full blown racist and USA has abandoned all what the country stood for. However, we won't give in. There is a huge movement against this bullshit and as we all know will good conquer bad.

Jeanne Deaux
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4 years ago

I hope the dog is okay. :-(

Kristin Kearns
Community Member
4 years ago

that is horrible and also what I feared. Not all Americans are supreme assholes like this man. Please know that we DO care about your life.

Viviana Calderon
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4 years ago

I'm so sorry about it. You do matter!

Jen Ray
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4 years ago

I am so sorry! Where is your puppy? I will take care of her until you are able to return <3

Bella
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope her and her dog are okay. This is so awful :(

Janet Tung
Community Member
4 years ago

Just curious..how come you don't have a US citizenship after moving to the US for 7 years?

Susie Stevens
Community Member
4 years ago

Trump and his cronies are crazy but can anyone stop them. I feel so sorry for you, nazanin. I can't imagine what you are going through. Apply to reside in Canada. Justin is the best inclusive world leader. Perhaps your friends will help with your cat, belongings and making sure you don't lose everything.

Nichole DeWald
Community Member
4 years ago

I do not stand behind this ban signed off by this clown of a president. I didn't vote for him and I can't stand for what he's doing! As a child, I was taught that America opened its arms and its shores for any who needed it. Now this?! It's absurd and so very wrong!!!

Samantha
Community Member
4 years ago

I hate what this country is doing to people. I've never been so ashamed to be American.

Stephanie Callaghan
Community Member
4 years ago

Why after 7 years do you not own an American passport? This wouldn't of happened if you had

Chris Miilu
Community Member
4 years ago

I have a Chinese friend who lived and worked in the U.S., saved the $10,000 it took to apply for citizenship; she became a citizen legally. If this woman has worked here for seven years, she might have considered saving enough money to apply for citizenship; then she would have an American passport. Dual citizenship is a tricky business. This President is an incompetent man, controlled by a very bad man, Bannon. Bannon makes policy and Trump initiates it. Bannon has a wingnut theory about how the world works, and he is calling the shots. This woman has been caught in the cross fire. I don't know how Canada can help her; they can take her in, but they can't resolve her American passport problem.

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Magdalena Bertola
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4 years ago

Is there anyway people can help her get her dog? I mean, whl is taking care of the dog and all her stuff? I know, personal bellongs matter, but the dog is a life!!! Omg i just cant understand why... She was already living there for years, had a job, a house, a pet... Thats just so wrong!! :'(

i_know_im_amazing
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4 years ago

And I'm a thirteen year old, and yet I was crying in the hallway of my school today, so worried about our future as a country. I even decided that I don't want to go to my dream school, as it is here in America, as soon as I graduate High school, I'm leaving for the UK. I won't regret it.

Apollo
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4 years ago

It's unbelievable what happens when an angry toddler becomes president.

Lise Heinsoo
Community Member
4 years ago

We see you, and need to all reach out to our politicians to support you and so many other productive and responsible immigrants to our country. I came from four people who immigrated into the US from 1600-1860. Trump also comes from immigrant ancestors. When we ignore immigrants we spit on our heritage as immigrants.

Naomi Aguilar
Community Member
4 years ago

My heart goes out to you. Please know that his horrible ideals do not reflect what most Americans believe. Sadly those whose numbers are less are also the loudest. I am embarrassed by our President and ashamed of America. If I had the financial means, I would bring you your dog and move my family out of this country.

Sally Vogel
Community Member
4 years ago

You do matter. What happened was the result of an incompetent, deranged President. I hope that good people will be able to resolve this quickly for you. A few months ago this kind of thing would have been unthinkable.

Ruby Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

How could they prevent you coming home?! I'm so confused.. this is horrible. wow it hasn't even been a month and hes already screwing everything over. How could such a man become president?

Sgrsg
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4 years ago

I hope you get to go home soon and be back with your dog, to your life and job in the US. Hell, I feel so bad I am even gonna pray for you!

Lea Opitz
Community Member
4 years ago

This breaks my heart! I am so so sad! I want you to come back to the USA, and not have to live like this in the land of the free...

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

My prayers are with you and ALL those banned from coming back to America because of this idiot. I think the power is going to his head and it is causing it swell faster than the oxygen can keep up. 😠😠😠

Stacey Stutzman
Community Member
4 years ago

You mater to me

Bronwyn James
Community Member
4 years ago

This makes me want to cry.

Robert Wiersema
Community Member
4 years ago

Sound like your problem is with Dubai not the US. We don't control those airports.

Andrew Russell
Community Member
4 years ago

Department of STate clarification did finally come out. Whew. https://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/01/29/statement-secretary-john-kelly-entry-lawful-permanent-residents-united-states

Fiona Hodgson-Kerry
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so sorry this has happened to you. You do matter 😭

Kaytee Sunnie Parker
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4 years ago

http://www.wsmv.com/story/34373107/recent-clemson-phd-banned-from-returning-to-us-amid-trump-travel-restraint

Jennifer
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4 years ago

This is so horrible and sad to read

Amra Chamberlain
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so sorry oh I wish I could help This is so terrible :-(

Bender
Community Member
4 years ago

This move does not surprise me, seeing as there's a lunatic in the White House. what surprises me is that it is still in effect.

Jennifer James
Community Member
3 years ago

Hope you made it back!!

maximus Grygorcewicz
Community Member
4 years ago

Can we kick trump out of office

Lee Renda
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4 years ago

#anitaupdate The legal clinic at Yale Law School that is working with the ACLU to fight Trump's executive order is asking anyone who has experienced any issues with Customs and Border Patrol due to the ban, including anyone getting turned back from boarding flights to the U.S. in other countries, or any other airport intimidation, to PLEASE WRITE TO airportwatch@mailman.yale.edu. ALL FACEBOOK FRIENDS WHO OPPOSE TRUMP'S EXECUTIVE ORDER: PLEASE SHARE THIS BY COPYING/AND PASTING AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE. This request is coming directly from the legal team on the case. #Resist

Evita Armstrong
Community Member
4 years ago

I don't understand the fuss have anyone say something about the latinos family that have to wait 1 day of the year to see their family in the Mexico border how many latinos have been treated worse than this is bad and sad but why feel sorry for the Muslims when the latinos have been suffering descrimination abuse mistreatment for just looking for a better life 4 their families

Lu
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4 years ago

What's happened is unlawful, it might take a while to clear up the mess but have faith that those the judicial system will enforce the law.

AnnieLaurie Burke
Community Member
4 years ago

How tragic that stupidity has caused the US to lose this intelligent, articulate, productive young lady. Our loss, but I hope she will find a home where she is valued for her talents and for her humanity, and where she never has to be subjected to this kind of humiliation again.

Jennifer Cooper
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so sorry!

Carolyn Culver Lasley
Community Member
4 years ago

Can your place of business help in any way?

Sandra Llumvital
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear that! I cannot even imagine your suffering. I'm praying for you, your dog and all people that care about you. What Trump is doing is madness, I'm so sorry...

Christine Packard Didier
Community Member
4 years ago

That's terrible. I fear it's the beginning of the end

AveValencia
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. The dog. That's terrible. :(

TheReader19
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not only sad, it's terrifying that your whole life is ruined by a mad man

Karen Hock
Community Member
4 years ago

That this is happening in our country makes me feel physically ill. So sorry you had to go through this.

Judith Dunkley
Community Member
4 years ago

All this is going to do is encourage home grown terrorist attacks. I don't think he will ban guns?? More people die in a day, than are killed by terrorist attacks in a year.

Selina Kucks
Community Member
4 years ago

This just stinks! I feel so terribly sorry for you - may God find a way this will work out for you.

Patsy Gibbs
Community Member
4 years ago

If you have legal status in the United States, you will be allowed to return. Have your papers in order.

Jennifer Kay-Kinney
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so very sorry. This definitely not what america is about. I hope this is fixed and you can come home soon.

Ineke de Schiffart
Community Member
4 years ago

Madman in the White House ....

MissDiana
Community Member
4 years ago

Wao, too bad :( I'm sorry for that

rhhal amzziane
Community Member
4 years ago

The world is sleeping!!!!it must muoving again some rasist comportaments.or not all thoses countries inthe question must tell stop The usa citysens.

Koko Sempai
Community Member
4 years ago

this is not right.

Melody Lanzatella
Community Member
4 years ago

These cases will be fixed!

Christina O'Donnell
Community Member
4 years ago

Im in Australia and it looks like we need to fly toSydney to have an interview to see if we are allowed to come to USA im an Australian.I thought our countries were friends😝😬😦😢

Kimberly Puchniarz
Community Member
4 years ago

Nope, didn't affect my heart at all!!

Panic!AtTheYeemo
Community Member
3 years ago

did you make sure that you had one?

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Ben Ramen
Community Member
4 years ago

Hurry up and die woman. Stop talking shit and let trump do his job.

Justine Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm very sorry and hurt for you and others in your situation but let's not all play the victim and act like it's all about you it's about my country to many people are coming here and using our system if there is anyone to blame it's the people from your country and others that come here with no green card and live off our money and our services and don't pay taxes like the rest of us then cry that they are in danger and half of them belong to isis we need to petite the our country and figure out what's going on before we can worrie about others

Justine Thomas
Community Member
4 years ago

Sorry for all the misspelled words typing to fast

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Sylvie Markowski
Community Member
4 years ago

I m very sorry for you . So so deeply sorry . Is there anything what can help ? Can we do something for you ?

nicecat
Community Member
4 years ago

"SHOCKING police figures released for England and Wales have shown nearly 900 Syrians have been arrested in just one year." http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/695066/Police-arrest-900-Syrians-in-England-and-Wales-for-rape-death-threats-and-child-abuse

Ouzodaki
Community Member
4 years ago

Point is?

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Tracy Page
Community Member
4 years ago

In those 7 years, did you apply for and obtain citizenship or were you content to take advantage of everything America offers without making any contributions? I ask specifically because we do not deport citizens...

Flora Polvado
Community Member
4 years ago

She has a job, which means at least a work visa and paying same taxes as you. She also lives here, so spent at least some locally. Idiot

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Steven Gildersleeve-Smith
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4 years ago

Were you an illegal resident?

Gina Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

It applies to *everyone* holding a passport from one of the 7 listed countries. Whether visa holders, green card holders, long-time legal residents. Everyone.

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Don Purvis
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4 years ago

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How about the important part that is missing from the sob story....are you a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or living illegally? There's a big difference.

Kata Stropha
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4 years ago

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kurva...

Lynne Wolfe
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4 years ago

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Are you a legal permanent U.S. resident? If so, this should be cleared up quickly and you can return to your life there. If you are not a permanent resident, then you are there illegally and have no rights to occupy space there.

Michael Whited
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4 years ago

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Are you a US Citizen? If you were still living in the US illegally then I cannot feel sorry for you. Its the whiney, bleeding heart politicians that pass loose laws on illegal immigrants that caused this...Not Trump! He just had the balls to finally enforce it.

Ehsan Es
Community Member
4 years ago

It sure is a great way to do that right? Not. I bet she worked there for 7 years and paid taxes. I'd understand deporting people living there under 3 years or so, but there should be a pardon for these people! He's not accomplishing anything with this. A terrorist could be locally breeded or come from any other middle eastern country that's not on the list?

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I just love Trump... and yes you deserved it. You are not American so they can ban anyone who is not one of their own people. It is their fundamental right.

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Christina Wood
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4 years ago

Trump had better not use any of his products then!

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Hans
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4 years ago

It is not just this ban, but most kinds of nationalism, protectionism, banning, or in sum easy solutions to complex problems that will do more harm than good. Just look at the Brexit. The world is too complex to just say that is black and what is white and to try to only have one of them.

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Ironic that 2 of Daffy Donald's 3 wives are immigrants.

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Karin Ahrenhold
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4 years ago

I hope every one makes it back ok and as soon as possible! Best wishes from Germany!

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

More than 10,000 people are killed with guns each year in the US, yet Trump refuses the idea of a registry for gun owners.

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Superluminal1
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4 years ago

Zero fatal attacks were carried out by immigrants from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by the ban.

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Martz Migraña
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4 years ago

How is it possible Trump can't see how much pain is going to cause (or, better say, remain cold as ice at it)?!!

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Benny Lava
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4 years ago

Not just one crazy man but millions of crazy people who voted for him knowing very well of his agenda. And the millions of people who are elated with his muslim ban right now. Don't just blame him for what's happening. Hitler was democratically voted chancellor too. They want exactly what is happening right now and what is going to happen in the next 4 years, that's why they voted for him. Half of America is rotten to the core.

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Weird Theater Geek
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4 years ago

This is terrible

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Meeow
Community Member
4 years ago

asked their view on Trump? WTF!!! You just banned the Muslim, and what does that make it different. If I said I support him and I won't be deport? GTFOH!!! Fuck him!!

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Lara-Andrea Beck
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4 years ago

This is such a sad picture matching a very sad reality..

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MissDiana
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4 years ago

:(

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Cat Meow
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4 years ago

And this hate will lead to ISIS using it as propaganda for their anti-western world. This in turn is exactly what Trump and his cabinet want... they need another "reason" to invade the middle east again

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Lemur
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4 years ago

Hey, masoom kaka, do you actually understand why your comments are so underrated?

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Janine
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4 years ago

Wow. This makes me so angry and sad.

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Kim Athanasiou
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4 years ago

I pity your pathetic outlook on life MK, I hope someone shows you the same narrow minded attitude you seem so intent on sharing.

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Puddin Tane
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4 years ago

#impeachtrumpnow!!!!

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Lysiane Pons
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4 years ago

Zuckerberg should ban Trump from Facebook, maybe that would get his attention.

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Lalita
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4 years ago

Why this piece of garbage is here?? This guy posted this tweet before the US order touched him personally: Untitled2-...3c-png.jpg Untitled2-5890e942b153c-png.jpg

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Brigita Kučinskaitė
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4 years ago

https://www.boredpanda.com/empathy-message-for-people-who-are-affected-by-mr-trumps-executive-order/

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Chris Miilu
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4 years ago

This is a sad reminder of Hitler's Germany after 1939. There were a few who got out early, went to Portugal where they could sail for the U.S. Some got to England via merchant ships and fishing trawlers. The Netherlands hid Jews, and many small towns suffered the consequences; their mayors were hung in the public square. Austria and Poland did not protect their Jews who had lived there since birth. Homes and shops were looted, bank accounts were frozen and looted. I don't know what will happen to those stranded in airports. Their homes and incomes are gone; they have no way to return, and no way to move forward. This man, Trump, is a descendant of a German named Drumft who came here and made a real estate fortune. Trump is German; his wife is an immigrant with a fake visa. His oldest son is in Mumbai bribing officials to erect a Tower on land fill. Tillerson's long friendship with Putin will destroy NATO.

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