Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sara's Terror

When Sara Yarjani returned from visiting her family in Vienna over winter break from her studies, she was detained by federal agents at LA International Airport.

After being held and interrogated for 23 hours, she was forced on a plane back to Austria.

Why?  Because she began her life as a child in Iran.

Never mind that she has been a legal resident of Austria for twenty years.

Never mind that she is earning her Master's degree at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas and has a 3.89 GPA.

She's one of the many people whose lives were upended by dt's ban "to keep our country safe."  Now she's trying to figure out how to get back to California to finish her degree.

Sara was terrified when she was told that she had two choices:
"sign an agreement to leave voluntarily or be subject to forcible departure, which would ban her from reentering the country, possibly for longer than five years."

Thank you to Teresa Watanabe for this report in the Los Angeles Times.

No thank you to dt for this insane and cruel ban on travel from seven nations.

The real terrorist is our president in causing fear, anxiety, and hardship for travelers and legal residents.

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