Hoda Muthana is a name that is making headlines across the country as she is seeking access to the United States.
She is not a migrant at the southern border, but lived in the U.S. and later left the country in 2015 to join and fight for ISIS.
Now, several years later, she wants to come home and be welcomed with opened arms.
This will not be the case, however, as President Trump is putting his foot down on the situation and effectively blocked her from returning to the U.S.
“I have instructed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and he fully agrees, not to allow Hoda Muthana back into the Country!” Trump tweeted on Wednesday.
According to BizPac Review, Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and Secretary Mike Pompeo similarly claimed she will not be allowed entry.
“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States,” Pompeo said in a statement, per the report.
“She does not have any legal basis, no valid U.S. passport, no right to a passport, nor any visa to travel to the United States. We continue to strongly advise all U.S. citizens not to travel to Syria,” the statement continued.
As ABC News reports, the family’s attorney has challenged the Trump administration and said they wrongly terminated her citizenship.
“The Trump administration continues its attempts to wrongfully strip citizens of their citizenship,” Hassan Shibly, the attorney, said to ABC News. “Hoda Muthana had a valid US passport and is a citizen. She was born in Hackensack, NJ in October 1994, months after her father stopped being [a] diplomat.”
Muthana, 24, was a naturalized US citizen who was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, to a Yemeni diplomat.
Children born in the United States to foreign diplomats do not automatically become US citizens under the 14th Amendment, according to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Predictably, Muthana is planning to sue Trump. She claims her father stopped being a diplomat months before she was born in New Jersey, Fox News reported. Muthana’s attorney claims the ISIS bride has a valid US passport.
However, the United States can revoke a person’s citizenship if they join a terrorist organization and take up arms against the country.
Muthana — who lived in Alabama before running away to Syria to join ISIS — is currently living in a refugee camp in Syria. She told the liberal UK newspaper the Guardian that she regrets having joined ISIS and wants to return to the US.