Local Iranian Teacher Stuck in Canada After Travel Ban Enacted

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“I miss my wife…it’ challenging,” expressed Adam Schuman.

Schuman says the days have turned into weeks and the weeks into months—9 months exactly when his wife traveled out of the country for a conference and has yet to come back.

“With the current administration, I was concerned,” he expressed.

His wife Mona Rahimi is Iranian and has lived in Chicago for ten years, teaching at a local university.

Mona had applied for a temporary work and travel visa–as she’s done in the past—but months later, her application is still pending, leaving her stuck in Canada, unable to enter the US.

“There’s no harmony to it,” said Schuman. “She is being vetted but she has a job here and a husband here. She was living with me for five years—It seems a little excessive.”

As their lives remain on hold, the couple said they reached out to Senator Dick Durbin for help.

“His office reached out to the consulate but we have not gotten any more information,” Mona said. “Other than its under administrative processing.”

In the meantime, they remain hopeful that Mona will be back in the country soon.

The couple says they will re-evaluate their situation in August and decide if they should leave theUS and move to Canada.

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