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The ACLU is suing Donald Trump over refugee ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union has officially filed a lawsuit against the White House on the behalf of two were forced to travel back to the U.S. due to President Trump‘s refugee ban.

The lawsuit was filed by the ACLU on behalf of Iraqis Hameed Khalid Darweesh and Haider Sameer Abdulkhaleq. Both men were detained and threatened with deportation shortly after arriving at Kennedy International Airport on Friday.
The men were detained only hours after Trump’s executive order went into effect.

From The Hill:

“Darweesh worked as an interpreter, engineer and contractor for the U.S. government in Iraq from about 2003 to 2013, according to the complaint filed in the Eastern District of New York. His life was in danger in Iraq because of his ties to the U.S., the ACLU said.

Alshawi was traveling to Houston, Texas, to join his wife and child, who are both permanent legal residents of the U.S.”

The President’s executive order, signed on Friday, bars people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Those countries include Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Libya.

Trump did not include any Middle Eastern countries where his own companies have major interests.

James Kosur
  

James Kosur is the Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. You can reach him at James@HillReporter.com.

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