Sunday, August 13, 2017

APNewsBreak: Grandmother in travel ban flap arrives in US


Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu

AP reports that the Syrian grandmother at the center of Hawaii's lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's travel ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries arrived in Honolulu Saturday night.

Ismail Elshikh, the imam of a Honolulu mosque, said his 52-year-old mother-in-law Wafa Yahia received approval from the U.S. government several weeks ago. She arrived in Honolulu last night on a flight from San Francisco in a trip that started in Lebanon.

Elshikh is a plaintiff in Hawaii's challenge to the travel ban. The lawsuit argues that the ban prevented his Syrian mother-in-law from visiting.    The case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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