Syrian Refugee Sues Trump Over Asylum Suspension

Law360, New York (February 14, 2017, 4:45 PM EST) -- A Syrian man granted U.S. asylum after being tortured and targeted by radical fighters sued the federal government on Monday for halting, in response to President Donald Trump's immigration ban, a derivative asylum petition that could help his wife and child similarly escape the violence.

Suing as "John Doe" to protect his family's identity, the Sunni Muslim man alleges in Wisconsin federal court that his well-underway application was stalled by the Jan. 27 executive order, a since-halted measure that barred immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries including Syria and suspended the U.S. refugee program.

"Barring plaintiff's wife and 3-year-old daughter entry...

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