Sarvin and her husband

My name is Sarvin Haghighi, born and raised in Tehran, Iran, moved to Dubai in 2006, climbed Kilimanjaro in 2011 where I met my future husband, Andy and got married and moved to Chicago in 2013. I was on a trip visiting my family in Australia when the first muslim ban came into effect. Within minutes, my future as a legal permanent US resident were unclear, my green card did not have any meaning as long as my birth of country was Iran. We all spent a week in stress, uncertainty and fear. My husband started a campaign in Chicago to bring me back home and after one week which felt like years, I was able to come back to Chicago.

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