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Iraqi Muslim Family With US Immigrant Visa Barred From Entering US After Trump Signs Order

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January 29, 2017 – Iraqi Muslim Family With US Immigrant Visa Barred From Entering US After Donald Trump Signs Restraining Order

A family from Iraq was stopped from flying from Cairo to New York yesterday after US President Trump signed an order restricting arrivals from seven Muslim countries.

Egyptian officials said the family had visas and were in transit when they were prevented from boarding the EgyptAir plane to New York’s JFK airport.

Fuad Sharef, 51, and his wife and three children were instead forced to board a flight back to Arbil in Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan, he told AFP.

Trump had on Friday signed a sweeping executive order to suspend refugee arrivals and impose tough controls on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

“I had sold my house, my car, my furniture. I resigned from work and so did my wife. I took my children out of school,” said Sharef of the family’s preparations to resettle in Nashville, Tennessee under a special immigrant visa.

Back in Arbil, the pharmaceutical industry manager, who had previously worked for an NGO subcontracted by the US aid agency, said he was devastated.

“Donald Trump destroyed my life. My family’s life. I used to think America was a state of institutions but it’s as though it’s a dictatorship,”.
“For a decision like this to come out and be implemented immediately, and against whom? Against a valid visa holder.”
“I put my life at risk, working with the Americans at a time that it could have gotten you killed,” he said.

The family had been barred at Cairo after a flight manifest was sent to JFK airport, which responded with instructions that they were not to board, according to airport officials.




  1. Elizabeth Atilison

    January 29, 2017 at 3:20 AM

    Very good!
    Go to Saudi or Qatar or Kuwait. They are also as rich as America, if not richer.
    The time has come to fight terrorism and fanatical muslims with everything it takes.
    The US will allow you in, nurture and protect you and as appreciation from you are hatred,bombings and forced imposition of sharia law in a Christian country as if that could be done in a muslim country

    • iron bar

      January 29, 2017 at 1:48 PM

      U TOOK words from my mouth.why not try another,india,europe..they recieved info pripr arrival not to board but yet insisted and moved riddance to bad rubbish


    January 29, 2017 at 6:40 AM


  3. fifelomo

    January 29, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    If you are bn rejected in another man’s land, you can never be rejected in yours.

  4. Pat

    January 29, 2017 at 1:03 PM

    Agree with Elizabeth. Go somewhere else. There are many muslim countries.You flew over them.Go there. Its not your country. No be by Force O

  5. Danti

    January 29, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    Maybe they thought he was kidding, this is Republican; not aimless speech lovers( Democrats). More countries will be added in future, let them go to United Muslim Arabia where they can easily blend. Even the Saudis don’t give their visas to anybody, immigration in Saudi is stringently controlled. I don’t know what makes these people think they have rights in America.

  6. alowonle

    January 30, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    did you really tink dat being a muslim in this day is a crime,or we should all turn to Christian,terrorist are made by wicked mind, not by religious, I am a muslim and I have a humanity,and I was born and raised in yoruba land, I can’t kill a lizard talkless of killing rat, pls we don’t need to support violent, we just need love, peace and unity, remember no matter who you are we vomit d same red blood,and we was made by 1 god.pls let’s preach love not hate.god bless us all

  7. baby

    January 30, 2017 at 11:13 AM

    muslim are the own practicing terrorism,if not some part of Nigeria are christian Trump would have include Nigeria,do you know how may life that was wasted by Boko Haran in the name of religion,change has come this is the kind of change we need in nigerian,no nonscense president,when you where sucking innocent blood what do you think will happen in future,this is the law of karma you reap what you sow,as you make your bed so you lay on your tent oh isreal.for you information this 7 countries are also ban from entering Nigeria ok

  8. alowonle

    January 30, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    If all other Muslims are like the Yoruba Muslims we wil have a more peaceful place bcos they are as peaceful as the Christians.take it of live it,bcos there’s no any bloodshed between the two yoruba religious in South, we live in peace here and we love each other to the extent that we married to each other.

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