CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) –
Dr. Suha Abushamma is back at Cleveland Clinic after being denied reentry to America because of executive order issued Jan. 28.
“I am excited to continue my work here at the Cleveland Clinic where I can focus on my medical career and most importantly caring for my patients. I’ve always wanted to be a doctor like my parents who are both doctors and internal medicine physicians,” said Dr. Suha Abushamma.
Dr. Abushamma arrived back in the states Monday.
The Clinic held a news conference Tuesday to voice its support Dr. Abushamma and opposition to the executive order issued by President Donald Trump.
Dr. Abushamma, an internal medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic, was detained and deported last month because of President Donald J. Trump’s recent executive order that bans citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations entry into the U.S.
Abushamma, 26, has a H-1B visa for workers in “specialty occupations” from Sudan. She was traveling from Saudi Arabia back to America when she was detained at JFK in New York. Saudi Arabia is not one of the seven countries part of the ban. Abushamma was detained because her visa is from Sudan.
READ MORE: Cleveland19.com
Article and Video Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News
First Picture Courtesy of Genaro Molina and Getty Images
Tweet and Second Picture Courtesy of Twitter and WOIO Cleveland 19 News