Murtadha al-Tameemi recalls his journey from Iraq to the US, as well as the ‘awakening’ of life in Minnesota before Trump and the rising walls after him
Murtadha al-Tameemi, 24, is a software engineer at Facebook based in Seattle. His family lives in Canada, but thanks to Trump’s executive order he can no longer visit them for fear of losing his visa.
This is not about people just waiting at the border for 90 days. You are sending us back to square one
I consider the US my home. I don’t want it to be wrecked by the things that wrecked my country of birth