Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President of Somalia not subject to Trump visa ban

Reuters --

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, a dual U.S.-Somali citizen and former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president on Wednesday after lawmakers voted behind the secure blast walls of the capital's airport.

Since the President, nicknamed Farmajo, is a US citizen, he does not need a visa to return to the USA. But hundreds of thousands of other Somalis who followed a path similar to his, except to country besides the USA for refuge, are subject to the ban. In terms of keeping lines of communication open, the USA simply got lucky that he emerged from their part of the diaspora.

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