(Reuters) Iraqi passport holder and U.S. resident Roslyn Sinha says, ”This country would always be great no matter what.” Angela Moore reports.
Tears, hugs, relief inside an airport near Washington, DC. Roslyn Sinha – an Iraqi passport holder and U.S. resident – flew back to the U.S. on Sunday – after more than a week of uncertainty and confusion. Sinha was returning to the U.S. after visiting her sick mother in Dubai – when she found out she would not be allowed to re-enter the United States. SOUNDBITE: Roslyn Sinha, Iraqi citizen and legal U.S. visa holder, saying (English): “As I was in the air, Donald Trump signed executive order. That made all of us confused. The airlines couldn’t let me onboard. The U.S. embassy couldn’t help us. Even the congressman who knew that I was legal and knew that I’m entitled to come into the country couldn’t help me because they did not know how to translate the new executive order on cases like mine.” After a federal judge put a stop – at least temporarily – to Trump’s travel ban, Sinha is ready to return to her family in Texas. She says she still has faith in America. SOUNDBITE: Roslyn Sinha, Iraqi citizen and legal U.S. visa holder, saying (English): “Being banned over my parent’s heritage was an unfair treatment. It’s just – but when you see the activists, the lawyers, the people who were protesting to get us back home, you think that this country would always be great no matter what.” The Trump administration is attempting to re-instate its ban on travelers from seven mainly Muslim countries.