President Donald Trump’s travel ban impacting Iranian-Americans in Bridgeport

Some Iranian-Americans from Bridgeport say they believe President Donald Trump's recent immigration order is impacting their families.



Many say they are disturbed by the president's travel ban.



Every year on March 21, Iranians in the U.S. and around the world celebrate Persian New Year. Resident Kami Evans says the upcoming holiday has always been important to her and her family.



"There's so many Iranians now that usually go over to Iran to celebrate the Persian New Year, which is at the spring equinox," she says. "There's so many people that usually come to visit families during the spring equinox and that's been put on hold, you can't do that."



Bridgeport City Councilman Alfredo Castillo says he understands that President Trump is trying to keep America safe from terrorism, but he is urging moderation.



"You have to be fair. You have to understand there's people that came to America looking for the American Dream, and their families live in these different countries," he says.



Evans has set up a Facebook page for people to learn more about the Persian New Year and how the president's immigration policy will affect it.


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