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Soroush Hatami: Supreme Court and Passport Right

soroush hatami: Marathon runner stopped in his tracks by Trump travel banU.S. Supreme Court allows Trump travel ban on residents of 6 mostly Muslim countries The 37-year-old, who emigrated from Iran to Toronto in 2013 and is a permanent resident of Canada, received his Canadian citizenship Friday afternoon, according to CBC. He hopes it will help clear a major hurdle that has barred him from entering the United States. That's exciting news ... There's a high possibility I can get my passport right on time, and I hope I can make it to Boston, Hatami said. Soroush Hatami migrated from Iran to Toronto in 2013 and received his Canadian citizenship Friday afternoon. Despite qualifying for the Boston Marathon back in October 2017, Hatami was banned from entering the U.S., based on his Iranian citizenship; a decision he calls unfair and xenophobic. CBC Last January, an executive order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump blocked citizens of several Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States including Hatami's birth country of Iran. ( As reported in the news.