Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brooklyn Student, Doctor Marooned Abroad by Trump's Immigration Ban

CUNY students outside Federal Court in Brooklyn. Photo: MK Metz
 A Brooklyn doctor -- Dr. Kamal Fadlalla, who works at Interfaith Hospital -- and CUNY grad student Saira Rafiee are not allowed to return to the U.S. after vacationing abroad, as a result of Trump's controversial immigration executive order.

A protest organized by CUNY and attended by BP Eric Adams was held Monday outside of federal court in Brooklyn. More than 100 CUNY students are affected by the ban, school representatives said.

BP Adams read a letter from Saira that said in part, " I have no clue whether I would ever be able to go back to the school I like so much, or to see my dear friends there."

Federal Court was the center of a rally attended by more than 500 protesters Saturday night, when  Judge Ann M. Donnelly issued a temporary stay of Trump's order.

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