For 3 Years, This Husband Has Fought For His Wife. Trump’s Muslim Ban Keeps Them Apart.

5d12710d2400009d17933bc3Source: Huffington Post

By Rowaida Abdelaziz

There are days when the loneliness is too difficult to bear for Ramez Alghazzouli. On those days, the 30-year-old business analyst is forced to call in sick from work.

“It is hard to breathe when I feel like I failed to make my spouse happy,” Alghazzouli told HuffPost. “It’s an awful feeling. Thinking about it puts me under pressure and in a depression.”

Alghazzouli and his wife, Asmaa Khadem Al Arbaiin, 27, are Syrians forced to live thousands of miles apart. Al Arbaiin, an English student who is stuck in Istanbul, Turkey, is banned from entering the U.S. due to the Muslim travel ban. Next month is their third anniversary, but the couple said it’s impossible to celebrate.

A year ago Wednesday, the Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s travel ban on several Muslim-majority countries in a 5-4 vote that threw the lives of thousands into chaos.

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