Muhammad Al-Muwadda stood in front of the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, clutching a sign that said “Muslim Ban Survivor.”
He and his American-born wife had recently moved to the United States from Yemen, but the journey had not been easy.
After a civil war broke out in Al-Muwadda’s homeland in 2015, the couple moved to Jordan and waited more than a year and a half for him to get cleared to join his wife’s family in Pasadena.
He finally got his immigration papers in December. Then Trump’s original travel ban struck.
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