Two Federal Lawsuits Resolved In Chicago On Trump Travel Ban

Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017.
Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017.
Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017.
Demonstrators protest against President Trump's executive immigration ban at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on January 28, 2017.

Two Federal Lawsuits Resolved In Chicago On Trump Travel Ban

Updated Feb. 1, 5:36 P.M.

CHICAGO (AP) — Lawsuits filed by two Chicago residents saying they were unlawfully prevented from re-entering the U.S. by President Donald Trump's executive order have been resolved.

Attorneys for Dr. Amer Al Homssi and an Iranian native who filed a John Doe lawsuit say federal authorities acknowledged Wednesday neither traveler should have been barred from re-entering the country based on the president's executive order, and both would be coming home.

Al Homssi is a Syrian citizen and legal resident of the United Arab Emirates. The internal medicine resident says his U.S. visa was canceled as he tried to board a flight to Chicago from the UAE where he got married.

The second man traveled to Iran to care for his sick mother. A ticketing agency refused to issue him a ticket to Chicago.