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Afghan man to GOP senator: ‘Who’s going to save me?’

Victoria Sarno Jordan

An Afghan man confronted Sen. Chuck Grassley during a town hall Tuesday, questioning the Iowa Republican on President Trump’s executive order temporarily halting admittance to the country for refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“I am a person from a Muslim country, and I am a Muslim — who’s going to save me here?” the man asked Tuesday during a town hall, according to a video posted by KCCI reporter Hannah Hilyard.

“Who is going to stand behind me?”

{mosads}The man said he had been shot twice and had been “roadside bombed once.”

“Nobody care about me,” he said.

“But I was with the United States armed forces back in Afghanistan that I got shot, I didn’t get shot because of my mom and dad.”

The man said he worked as an interpreter in Afghanistan for the U.S. military and is trying to get asylum.

People in the audience urged Grassley to answer the man’s question.

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