In an individual case, a federal judge in Wisconsin on Friday blocked President Trump’s revised travel ban from applying to a Syrian family who had already begun the process of coming to the United States.
A Syrian man who fled to “escape near certain death” came to the United States in 2014 and settled in Wisconsin — but he left his wife and 3-year-old daughter behind.
The man, who is reportedly a Sunni Muslim, has been trying for the past year to get his wife and daughter out of the war-torn city of Aleppo because he fears for their safety. Trump’s original travel ban halted the application, then it was resumed when the ban was blocked.
The wife and daughter will reportedly be traveling to Jordan to be interviewed and apply for visas, but with Trump’s new ban going into effect Mar. 16, they are fearful of being blocked again.
The Syrian man filed a lawsuit, and U.S. District Judge William Conley issued a ruling Friday that will block Trump’s new travel ban from applying to this particular family, although Fox News reports that government attorneys told Conley on Friday that the new ban would likely not apply to the family, anyway.
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