July 12, 2017

Middle East Eye: Fear Spreads Among US Muslims in Wake of Travel Ban

Elham Khatami, outreach director at NIAC, said there has been a “slow trickle” of stories of people being affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling. “While there hasn’t been a particular case that has really stood out, what we’re hearing from the Iranian American community is this feeling of confusion, of fear and of sadness – ‘Why is it that our community is the one being targeted? Why is it that my grandparents or my uncle or my aunt can’t come to the United States?’” Khatami told MEE. She added that there is a “pervasive feeling” among Iranian Americans that they are being scapegoated.

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