William Mehrvarz fled Iran in September 2016, leaving everything behind to live as an observant Jew.
The government must now process refugee applications for people “with a bona fide relationship to a person or entity within the United States.”
Eight refugee families, still in limbo. That is the situation Chicago synagogues are dealing with after having volunteered to sponsor them—about 35 people in all—since President Donald Trump issued his executive order banning citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States.
Jewish organizations and protesters, not to mention the media, must not be distracted, and must highlight Bannon’s worrying power in the Trump White House.