Iranian Oscar nominee barred from ceremony by Trump’s Muslim ban


President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban is already affecting Muslims across the globe — including Oscar nominees. 

Director Asghar Farhadi, whose film The Salesman is nominated for best foreign-language film, will not be able to attend the ceremony in February. 

The Iranian filmmaker will not be allowed into the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning entry into the United States for 90 days for people from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Libya. 

The executive action has prompted confusion and chaos internationally as valid visa holders, refugees en route to the United States and permanent residents who hold green cards have been detained at airports and in some cases denied entry into the country. Iran said it would ban U.S. citizens in response to Trump’s order.  Read more…

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