Mohsen Dehnavi, a 32-year-old father of three, was traveling to Massachusetts on an exchange visa to conduct postdoctoral research at Boston Children’s Hospital, a world-renowned facility affiliated with Harvard University. Unfortunately Mr. Dehnavi and his family will be heading back to Iran. Thanks to Trump’s Muslim ban, part of which was upheld by the Supreme Court, his talent and intellect related to pediatric cancer research will not be available to the hospital.
“This individual was deemed inadmissible to the U.S. based on information discovered during the CBP inspection,” CBP spokeswoman Stephanie Malin said in a statement. “As is customary with individuals denied entry to the U.S., they will depart on the next scheduled flight.”
Trump’s America is not my America. My America places human rights, the future of our nation’s people, and all of the people around the world ahead of bigotry and prejudice. Trump’s Islamophobia is unforgivable. His ignorance is an embarrassment to our nation and it’s reputation around the world.
Trump is not human. He is without compassion, understanding, and tolerance for his fellow man. He is a white supremacist and a bigot who has no right to defile the White House. Trump is not an “American President.”
“Dr. Dehnavi is a visiting research scholar on a J-1 visa coming to Boston Children’s with his wife and three children,” hospital spokesman Rob Graham emailed earlier in the day. “Boston Children’s hopes that this situation will be quickly resolved and Dr. Dehnavi and his family will be released and allowed to enter the US.”
I am ashamed of my government and those in my country who support such a despicable and immoral man as their leader. I cannot recite the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ or sing the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ any longer; they have no meaning. I would be lying to myself and those who believe in the nation of our founding fathers if I capitulated to such a disgusting man.
Trump and his supporters abhor the fact that our nation is diverse. This is one of the reasons America was once respected in the world. Our diversity is why our nation is unique. Trump seeks to return America to a nation where white Christians are the dominate force, and all others serve them. He is a fascist who will use the presidency to further his own ambitions at the expense of the majority. Trump is the most evil man in the world.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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