Mike Pompeo And The Trump Administration Take Strong Stance Against Hoda Muthana, the 'ISIS Bride' -- Who Made The Call?

The Trump administration is taking a strong stance against Hoda Muthana, the “ISIS Bride.” She is set to be permanently barred from U.S., says Mike Pompeo.

Mike Pompeo And The Trump Administration Take Strong Stance Against Hoda Muthana, the 'ISIS Bride' -- Who Made The Call?424
source: Fox News

The situation around Hoda Muthana, better known to many as the “ISIS bride,” has come to an end.

The Trump administration has issued an official statement on their position, claiming that Muthana is not a U.S. citizen, and will not be allowed entry back into the country.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the official announcement, adding details like the fact that Muthana has no legal standing in her situation and no legal U.S. passport.

Besides, she has no right to a passport, and will not be granted a visa for entry into the United States.

Pompeo then went on to note that the administration strongly advises U.S. citizens to refrain from traveling to Syria for the time being.

Pompeo told Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday: "She is a non-citizen terrorist, she has no legal basis for a claim of US citizenship, and she’s not going back to the United States to create the risk that someday she could return to the battlefield and continue to put at risk American people, American kids, American boys, and girls that were sent to help defeat ISIS."

The administration is ready to challenge the Alabama woman's claim to citizenship in courts.

Pompeo added: "So there’s little litigation ongoing. Here’s what I can tell you: we have a strong legal basis for our claim that she’s not a citizen, and she’s not coming back."

This has been the case for a while now, and it does not look like it is going to change anytime soon.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump got fully behind the statement, claiming that he was the one who personally instructed Mr. Pompeo to make the announcement.

According to Trump, he was the main driving force behind the decision to bar her entry to the country, and Pompeo merely agreed with him.

While it is not clear whether this is the case behind the scenes, it would be surprising to few if it turned out that Trump was indeed the main factor in making this decision.

The president’s position on immigration has been known for a while now, and it does not look like he has any plans to back down from it anytime soon, especially given that it is one of the main elements of his platform.