‘Daddy may not be able to come home:’ Runner Mo Farah reacts to Trump’s ban


Mo Farah celebrates his 5,000-meter victory in the Rio Olympics last August. (Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images)

Mo Farah, a runner who was knighted after becoming the most successful track athlete in Britain’s Olympic history, condemned the executive order banning people from certain Muslim countries, saying that “President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien.”

The president signed the order on Saturday, and it immediately triggered chaos and uncertainty at American airports. Later Saturday night, judicial rulings in several cities blocked enforcement of the ban to various degrees, but the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday in which it said it would continue to enforce the president’s action.

Refugees, migrants and even green-card holders from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen are affected, and the order extends to those with dual citizenships. Farah, a British citizen who came from Mogadishu, Somalia, has lived in the United States for the past six years and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at the start of 2017.

Farah, the 5,000- and 10,000-meter gold medalist in the London and Rio Olypmics, and his family live in Oregon, where he also

Article source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/01/29/donald-trump-seems-to-have-made-me-an-alien-runner-mo-farah-is-banned/

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