An Iranian student has returned to Southern California more than a week after she says she was detained at Los Angeles International Airport, then removed from the United States.
Sara Yarjani, an Iranian student with a U.S. student visa studying for her master's degree, arrived back in L.A. Sunday afternoon. A federal judge in Seattle granted a nationwide restraining order on President Donald Trump's travel ban, which allowed for Yarjani's return.
Yarjani was greeted by her sister at Los Angeles International Airport. She tells KPCC media partner NBC4 that she's received an overwhelming amount of support.
"There's been so many messages and calls and e-mails and everything from people that I don't even know of support and love, and I am so grateful," she said.
The ACLU worked alongside Congresswomen Judy Chu and Nanette Diaz Barragan to help bring Yarjani back to the United States.