The 33-year-old athlete is a British citizen but he lives with his wife Tania and four children in the US. He is currently training in Ethiopia and had feared the presidential decree would stop him returning to America because he was born in Somalia.
But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was told by the US government that Mr Trump’s order only applied to people travelling to the US from one of the seven named countries.
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Dual nationality Britons will normally be exempt. The four-time Olympic gold medallist said: “On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm.
“On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien. I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years, working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me, and many others like me, are told that we may not be welcome.
Sir Mo with wife Tania, stepdaughter Rihanna and twins Aisha and Amani
“It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that daddy might not be able to come home, to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice.”
The President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice
Sir Mo Farah
He added: “I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood.
“My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.”
Alan Watkinson, the PE teacher who spotted Sir Mo’s athletic talent, had earlier urged Theresa May to intervene. He said: “The policy is complete crackers.
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“Hopefully his case will highlight how ridiculous this blanket ban against Muslims is.”
Student vet Hamaseh Tayari, from Glasgow, thanked anyone who donated cash to a website appeal to fly her back from her holiday in Costa Rica via Spain.
Her Iranian passport meant she could no longer fly back via New York.
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