VIDEO: Anticipation & Fear - One Family's Story

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President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from seven predominately Muslim countries appeared late last week, January 27, sparking immediate rallies and protests.

Lawsuits questioning the legality of the order have been filed in Federal courts while many Detroiters with friends and family trying to travel to the U.S. remain in limbo.

Though Trump has since said the travel ban does not include green card holders, many local Yemenis, Syrians and Iraqis are still looking for additional clarification to what their future in this country means.

Arab American News reporter and Detroit Journalism Cooperative contributor, Hassan Khalifeh, spent some time with one Detroiter worried for his mother planning to return from Iraq - a woman soon to become an American citizen after living in the U.S. for 17 years.

Check out our ongoing coverage of the Immigration Ban on MiWeek and on

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