Somali refugee's American dream on hold as Trump ban debated

2017-09-15 13:56
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Nairobi - Somali refugee Asho Manangara Ibrahim has a dream. She wants to educate herself and her children in the United States. For 10 years she went through a rigorous process of interviews and screening and finally she was cleared to travel to the US.

But Ibrahim's hopes have been dashed. The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The court agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the ban on refugees and allowed up to 24 000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October.

The International Rescue Committee says Ibrahim is one of about 500 people in Kenyan refugee camps who are ready for resettlement in the US but are now stranded.

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