politics

Trump’s Muslim ban has trapped this Yemeni mother in a home destroyed by airstrikes

  • Bushra al-Fusail wanted to be heard. She made that happen on Jan. 31 during a televised CNN town hall debate. With millions of viewers watching, the Yemeni asylum-seeker told former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that her mother was trapped outside of the United States because of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees, which bars immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
  • “My mom isn’t able to come to the U.S., due to [the order] Donald Trump signed recently,” al-Fusail said with a mic in hand. “What could you help us and our people to ensure more families are not turned apart?”
  • Pelosi did not mince words.“Your family is suffering because our president is reckless and his administration is incompetent,” Pelosi said, offering to help with al-Fusail’s case. Read More (2/25/2017 2:46 PM)