Changes in Us Immigration Policy

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:33 pm on 30th January 2017.

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Photo of Patrick Grady Patrick Grady Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development) 6:33 pm, 30th January 2017

I congratulate the hon. Members who secured this debate. Does the right hon. Lady share my concern about the case of the Glasgow vet, Hamaseh Tayari, who was denied even a transit visa through the United States because of the confusion that this policy has caused? Does she welcome the support that Glasgow University, where she is a vet, has offered? Is she aware that Glasgow University educated James McCune Smith, who was the first black doctor? He was born a slave in New York in 1813, and after his education in Glasgow returned to the United States and had a very important career as a medic and an educator. Does she wonder what sort of opportunities would be allowed to the likes of him if this kind of policy remains in place?