Three students from three different California universities are suing President Trump over his travel ban.
All of these students are in America on F-1 visas and their combined suit claims, “Because of the ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries these students now are enduring unconstitutional hardships.”
The suit also states that the “Immigration and Nationality Act ensures against this,” and that the executive order is just President Trump trying to keep his campaign promise to ban Muslims from America.
According to NBC Bay Area News, the suit alleges that the president’s executive order violates the First Amendment because it is a “thinly veiled attempt to discriminate against Muslims by barring them from entry into the United States.”
For example, one of the plaintiff’s, Hadil Al-Mowafak, a Stanford University freshman, is now unable to visit her husband in Yemen.
Then there’s Wasim Ghaleb, a twenty-three-year-old student at Grossmont College in San Diego, also from Yemen, who was told he couldn’t fly from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he presently is staying, back to the United States to start college classes this semester.
Finally, we have an unnamed Iranian national going for a Ph.D. at U.C. Berkeley who is worried he may lose job opportunities now that he is trapped in Saudi Arabia where he flew recently to visit family.
Among the lawyers representing the three students is Julia Harumi Mass of the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California and Adam Lauridsen, who are also representing the Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay.
The suit explains that the Jewish Family and Community Services of the East Bay is a plaintiff because it “[supports] those refugees and immigrants who are already present in the area, and stands ready to welcome and provide services to additional refugees and immigrants who are able to gain entry into the United States.”
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