Graham on Clemson Ph.D student: 'I'll find a way to fix this problem'

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries should be modified, and he's working to get Nazanin Zinouri back to South Carolina "as soon as possible."

Graham told people at Zinouri's workplace in Clemson on Monday that the 29-year-old Clemson University graduate "is exactly the type of person we want to be part of America."

Zinouri left on Jan. 20 for what was supposed to be a vacation to see family in Iran. After Trump signed the order temporarily banning entry from citizens of Iran and six other nations, she says she tried to get back but was taken off a plane in Dubai.

Graham says that's a mistake. He says Trump can limit some people coming into the country, but an executive order can't "arbitrarily yank" someone's existing legal status.