Iranians in U.S. “Can Never Feel Safe Anymore” After Muslim Ban

When Anahita Avestaei’s father died in Iran earlier this month, she couldn’t attend his funeral. Blacklisted from returning to Iran due to her work with a human rights NGO, the 30-year old had been granted asylum in the United States two years after arriving as a law student in 2010. Unable to go home after her father’s death, she made plans to meet with her mother in a third country in the coming weeks — in the hopes of at least mourning together.

But now, thanks to President...

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