Analysis 15 Aug 17

Bosnia-Born American Sues US over Travel Ban

A Bosnian-American is suing the US government after he was placed on the ‘no-fly list’, which prevents him from doing his job and from visiting his family in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Igor Spaic
BIRN
Sarajevo
Illustration. Photo: Pixabay

Zijad Bosnic, 45, has been living and working in the US for the last two decades and became an American citizen ten years ago.

Bosnic often visits his wife, three children and the rest of his family, who live in Bosnia and Herzegovina - but in March this year, he was unexpectedly banned from returning to the US without any explanation.

He was eventually granted a one-time waiver by the US embassy in Sarajevo so that he could return to his home in Jacksonville, Florida in July.

Yet Bosnic, a truck driver, remains on the travel ban list which now not only prevents him from visiting his family in Bosnia but also from working.

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