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Syrian refugee living in Dane County files federal lawsuit over Pres. Trump’s travel ban

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WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 10: President Donald Trump listens during a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House on February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. The two answered questions from American and Japanese press. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MADISON — A Syrian refugee living in Dane County has filed a federal lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump’s executive order halting immigration from seven countries is unconstitutional.

The man filed anonymously to protect his wife and three-year-old daughter, who are still in Aleppo, from being targeted by military regimes.

He had applied for them to join him in the United States, but his lawsuit says processing was halted January 27th when President Trump temporarily stopped immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

The lawsuit says the man was granted asylum status in May 2016 after he fled Syria to escape torture by army regimes. The lawsuit says as his case was pending, his three-year-old son fell three floors to his death in 2015 while attempting to escape rocket fire that hit their home.

4 comments

  • Scott

    This may be the poorest example of journalism ever. I can’t tell what the basis of his lawsuit is since his family in another country has no constitutional rights nor can I tell the relevance of the 2015 details since the executive order didn’t exist at that time. I can’t even tell what the point of this article is. Waste of my time.

  • John

    If he was any kind of a man he would not have left his wife and child in Syria!!! No surprise the lawsuit originated in Dane Co. Wonder who put him up to that.

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