Friday, Feb. 17, 2017

Trump says travel ban didn't impact Wisconsin asylum seeker

By The Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration says his travel ban didn't affect a Syrian asylum seeker's attempts to bring his family to Wisconsin.

The asylum seeker filed a lawsuit Monday alleging Trump's executive order halted the man's applications for his wife and daughter.

The U.S. Department of Justice responded Friday saying processing of the man's application continued after the order. The response also asks that the lawsuit be halted until Trump issues a new version of his executive order, which he has said will happen next week.

The man anonymously filed the lawsuit to protect the safety of his wife and 3-year-old daughter who are still in Syria. His attorney, Lester Pines, says the lawsuit and dozens of others exemplify the haphazard way in which the executive order was issued.

2017-02-17 18:37:43 GMT

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