Pompeo said that Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and does not have any valid visa to come back to America. Muthana has pleaded with the government to let her return to her family, telling The Guardian in an interview published this week that she regrets leaving the U.S. for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“Ms. Hoda Muthana is not a U.S. citizen and will not be admitted into the United States. 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,” Pompeo said in a statement.
Lawyers for Muthana’s family have told several media outlets that she is a citizen. However, the State Department told The Hill that Muthana was not born a citizen and never had U.S. citizenship, adding that it could not provide further information due to privacy concerns.
Trump tweeted later Wednesday afternoon that he and Pompeo see eye-to-eye on the issue….
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