Trump’s Anti-Muslim Ban Could Apply To People Who've Never Been To The 7 Countries It Targets

On Saturday, a woman we’ll call Maya fed her passport into the customs scanner at JFK airport. Maya is a legal permanent resident of the United States who’s in the process of applying for citizenship. She, her American husband, Sami, and their two American children had just returned from a family trip to Saudi Arabia, where Maya was born.

But in Saudi Arabia, citizenship is based on your father’s citizenship, not where you were born. Since Maya’s father was a Syrian citizen,...

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