Judge to consider return for woman who joined ISIS
Hoda Muthana's family sought expedited action on her suit
A federal judge in Washington has agreed to move quickly on a lawsuit filed by a former Alabama woman who joined ISIS and wants to return to the United States.
The family of 24-year-old Hoda Muthana filed suit last week against the Trump administration after the government said she wasn't a citizen and wouldn't be allowed to enter the US with her 18-month-old son.
Her family sought expedited action on her suit because Ms Muthana is now in a refugee camp in Syria.
Judge Reggie Walton granted that on Tuesday and scheduled a hearing for Monday.
The US determined Ms Muthana wasn't a citizen because her father was a Yemeni diplomat when she was born in New Jersey. But her lawyers say he was no longer a diplomat at the time.
Updated: February 27, 2019 08:01 AM