Mika Zibanejad is Swedish. His father is from Iran, lives in the United States and has a green card.
These were just details about the New York Rangers forward’s life before last weekend, but then an executive order signed by President Donald Trump changed that. It banned travelers from seven Muslim-centric countries from entering the United States for the immediate future, which impacts the NHL player’s family — including his grandmother, aunts and eight cousins living in Iran.
He spoke to the NY Daily News about the ban, calling it “confusing” when it comes to seeing his relatives, and them him.
Author: Greg Wyshynski
Published: Mon Jan 30 2017 18:25:05 GMT-0500 (EST)