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Trump’s Visa Ban Stops Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi from Attending Oscars

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President Trump’s visa ban is having very real implications for foreign nationals in various communities. Even those in film, like Iranian Asghar Farhadi, are not immune.

Farhadi was scheduled to come into the U.S. to attend the Oscars where he the film that he wrote and directed The Salesman has been nominated for best foreign-language film, but Trump’s executive order which is supposedly aimed at keeping would-be terrorists from entering the U.S., is keeping him out of the country.

Mr. Trump’s order, commonly referred to as the Muslim ban, places a three-month ban on travel visas for foreign nationals from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia. Iran, Sudan, and Syria have been listed as state sponsors of terrorism by the State Department.

Many have taken to social media to express their outrage:

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