Transcript for Yale Ph.D. Candidate Discusses Donald Trump's Immigration Order
More on the hundreds of travelers affected in the first day since president trump signed that executive order banning entry to foreign nationals from seven countries. People were detained at six major American airports, even more were not allowed to even board planes coming to the U.S. Earlier we spoke via Skype from dubai with Ali Abdi who left to do field research in Afghanistan now unsure of his next few steps and voicing his opinion on the ban. I think it is not making America safe again. It is making America more unsafe because I think it is feeding the already existing sentabilities of islamists and sen phobia which unfortunately have been on the rise and the good news is I think I have received enormous support. They have been kind enough to send me messages of support and messages of kindness. Ali, you are a permanent resident of the U.S. The president has been adamant this is not a Muslim ban. What is your reaction. I feel like I'm not welcome in a country whose constitution really bans -- I mean does not let discrimination based on faith but to me it's very obvious that because of coming from a country, coming from a family and kind of being raised in a family where islamic beliefs, I'm not anymore welcome and that is just very, very sad. So you say you don't feel welcome in America? I do not feel welcome Nimz and actually I don't know if I consider the U.S. Home because home for me is a place where I feel safe and I feel comfortable and where I feel secure. I do not feel that way in the U.S. With the current administration. Ali, what is your next move? Will you stay in dubai? Do you have a lawyer? What exactly are you doing. I hope the situation gets resolved but the thing is the severity of my case is not at all comparable to thousands of others, many families whose lives are now torn. Many students who cannot return to continue their studies because they have been attending classes or teaching at the respective universities. There are kids now away from their parents because of the executive order. And I'm very, very positive that with the collective of resistance of people like me and many inside the U.S. This situation will change and problems will get resolved. Ali Abdi joining us from dubai, thank you so much. Thank you. We'll stay on top of his developments throughout the morning and week. We will. In other news authorities in
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