Sir Mo Farah, GB’s Double-Double Olympic champion has attacked Donald Trump’s ban on people from ‘muslim majority countries’.
He said he fears he may now be separated from his family because of the American president’s immigration crackdown.
The much decorated Olympic, World and European champion said that the Queen had made him a Knight, but Mr Trump seemed to have made him an ‘alien’.
Farah lives with his family in Oregon in the US. He was born in Somalia, but holds a British passport and has dual nationality. President Trump’s executive order has banned nationals of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the USA; Somalia is one of them. Farah is currently training outside of the USA in Ethiopia.
It has not been confirmed that Farah would be impacted by the ban, but the US State Department has confirmed that dual-nationals will be denied entry.
— Sir Mo Farah (@Mo_Farah) January 17, 2017
In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, the USSD said; ‘Travellers who have nationality or dual nationality of one of these countries will not be permitted for 90 days to enter the United States or be issued an immigrant or non-immigrant visa.’
‘Those nationals or dual nationals holding valid immigrant or non-immigrant visas will not be permitted to enter the United States during this period. Visa interviews will generally not be scheduled for nationals of these countries during this period.’
Sir Farah said Mr Trump’s new policy was “from a place of ignorance and prejudice.”