How Samantha Bee, a lawyer and three lawmakers challenged Trump’s travel ban

April 24, 2019
The Washington Post

...the record shows that if these applicants can get enough public attention to their case, somehow, sometimes, the waiver gets mysteriously granted. That lays bare the dysfunctional implementation of the travel ban and suggests the State Department can be embarrassed into applying it humanely.

Comedian Samantha Bee illustrated this earlier this month, with help from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.). They pooled efforts to advocate publicly and privately for the State Department to grant waivers to several Yemeni citizens in Djibouti seeking visas to join their U.S. citizen family members here in the United States. ...

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