ACLU clients hit by travel ban to attend Trump address

ACLU clients hit by travel ban to attend Trump address
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House Democrats plan on bringing several people affected by President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE’s temporary ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations to his first joint address to Congress.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Monday that several of its clients affected by Trump’s measure will attend his 9 p.m. speech Tuesday. 

The ACLU said Rep. Judy ChuJudy May ChuUS must stay true to its values and fight the public charge rule Pelosi predicts Trump public charge rule will be 'swiftly challenged and defeated' House passes bill to update tax code to help same-sex married couples MORE (D-Calif.) plans on bringing Sara Yarjani, an Iranian graduate student who was detained for 23 hours at Los Angeles International Airport due to the ban and later deported.

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Yarjani, who possesses a valid two-year student visa, was ultimately able to enter the U.S. a week after her Jan. 28 deportation.

Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) will bring Hameed Darweesh, the ACLU said, an Iraqi who was detained for 18 hours at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last month.

The ACLU said Darweesh — who is married and has three children — served as an interpreter for the U.S. military during the Iraq War and was denied entrance despite having a valid visa.

Rep. Jim LangevinJames (Jim) R. LangevinRising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief Overnight Defense: Trump says he doesn't need exit strategy with Iran | McConnell open to vote on Iran war authorization | Senate panel advances bill to restrict emergency arms sales House passes bill to establish DHS cyber 'first responder' teams MORE (D-R.I.) will bring Dr. Ehsun Mirza, a Muslim-American immigrant, and Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyLawmakers jump-start talks on privacy bill The Hill's Morning Report — Mueller testimony gives Trump a boost as Dems ponder next steps On The Money: House to vote on budget deal Thursday | US, China resuming trade talks next week | Mnuchin backs DOJ tech antitrust probe MORE (D-Ill.) will host Suzanne Akhras Sahloul, founder of the Syrian Community Network.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) plans on having Aneelah Afzali, founder of the American Muslim Empowerment Network (AMEN), as her guest.

Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order barred travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. for 90 days.

The directive also halted general refugee admissions into America for 120 days, indefinitely blocking Syrian refugees due to Syria’s ongoing civil war.

Critics argue the move is unconstitutional and biased against Muslims, while supporters charge it will help protect the U.S. from radical Islamic terrorism.

A San Francisco-based appeals court earlier this month upheld a temporary restraining order against Trump’s directive which was first issued by a federal judge in Washington on Feb. 3.

Trump has since vowed his administration will craft a revised version of the order that can withstand legal challenges, which could be released as soon as this week.