There’s an old saying that goes, ‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry’. TSA and Homeland Security’s plans to embarrass and humiliate the president of the United States have gone awry.
To protect Americans from terror attacks, President Trump signed an executive order on Friday, banning refugees traveling from 7 terror-linked countries into the U.S.
The executive order bans refugees from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Somalia, Libya, Sudan and Yemen for 120 days.
In order to embarrass the president, Homeland Security and TSA agents caused chaos and mass confusion at airports by detaining and deporting legal residents of the U.S. and people holding work visas.
On Saturday, the incompetents at the TSA deported a Cleveland Clinic doctor who was returning to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, where she was vacationing.
Dr. Suha Abushamma, who is a citizen of Sudan was detained in New York upon landing at JFK airport.
In a phone interview with Cleveland.com, she said her work visa was renewed at a U.S. Embassy this week and she flew to the U.S. early Saturday.
After she arrived in New York, she was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials who held her for about 10 hours in a room with about two dozen others. She said there was a drinking fountain in the room but no food. She said the detainees were forbidden from using cellphones but she was able to hide her cellphone in her bag.
By about 8:30 p.m., she said she was put on a plane back to Saudi Arabia. “I had a good long cry when I went on the plane,” Abushamma said. “It’s the first time I cried all day.”
Dr. Abushamma, 26, was deported Saturday night, just minutes before a federal judge issued a temporary stay of Trump’s executive order. The federal stay temporarily blocked deportations of visa holders and green card holders who arrived in the U.S.
Abushamma, an internal medicine resident, worked at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio since July. She was in the country on a work visa. Abushamma said she traveled from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia one day after Trump signed the executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
Unfortunately, Abushamma, who is a citizen of Sudan, was unaware of Trump’s executive order before she departed for Saudi Arabia.
She said in phone interviews from New York and later on a plane that she was supposed to be in the Middle East for three weeks but cut the trip short after hearing of Trump’s executive order.
A lawyer with the ACLU is working to renew the doctor’s work visa again. It is unclear when or if she will be allowed to return to the U.S.