"High atop the Greenland ice sheet lies thousands of dollars of sophisticated scientific monitoring equipment key to projecting future sea level rise. Their batteries are drained and in need of repair, but a scientist charged with their care fears she can't reach the equipment because of Trump's de-facto Muslim ban.
University of Calgary doctoral student Samira Samimi, who was born in Iran but is a permanent resident of Canada, was supposed to hitch a ride to Greenland in April with other researchers on a specially equipped U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft out of upstate New York. But Trump's executive order on immigration, known as the Muslim ban, is a severe blow to her research and America's reputation in the science community.
She is one of thousands of science researchers ensnared in the sudden travel ban, which led to confusion at airports around the world and public demonstrations across the U.S. this weekend."