Who Is Dr Suha Abushamma? Sudanese National Working At Cleveland Clinic Sues Donald Trump Over Immigration Ban

Who Is Dr Suha Abushamma? Sudanese National Working At Cleveland Clinic Sues Donald Trump Over Immigration Ban

February/04 | pm:4:40 / No Comments 278 views

A Sudanese internal medicine resident at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday saying that immigration authorities “misled and coerced” her into signing forms over the weekend that led to the cancellation of her work visa. An executive order signed by Trump last Friday temporary barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations — including Sudan — from entering the U.S., even affecting those holding work permit and green cards.

In her lawsuit, 26-year-old Dr. Suha Abushamma said that she was returning to the U.S. on Saturday from a vacation in Saudi Arabia. However, upon returning to the U.S., immigration officials at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City made her sign her forms, which canceled her work visa, she alleged. Abushamma has been an internal medicine resident at Cleveland Clinic since last July.

Trump’s order halts immigration from seven countries — Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia — for three months. It is also applicable to green card holders and people with valid visas, and bars all refugees from entering the U.S. for 120 days.

The lawsuit claimed that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents breached a stay issued by a New York federal judge stopping authorities from deporting people who reached the country with a green card or a work visa from nations listed in Trump’s controversial order. Abushamma has requested a federal judge in New York to renew her work visa.

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