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Iranian citizen allowed back into U.S. after Trump travel ban

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:01

An Iranian man with a valid travel visa who was forced out of the country at LAX under President Donald Trump's immigration order but was allowed by a judge to return, arrives back in Los Angeles where he is greeted by family and friends.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An Iranian man who was barred from entering the United States under President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration even though he had a valid visa arrived back in Los Angeles Thursday (February 2). Ali Vayeghan walked into an LAX terminal in the early afternoon, becoming the first person to return to the United States as a result of court action since Trump's travel ban affecting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries was enacted last week. On Saturday (January 28), Vayeghan's brother Hossein, an Iranian-American, came to the airport to pick up his brother who had arrived on Friday (January 27). As he was waiting, he received a call telling him his brother was going to be deported. The family reached out to the ACLU and an immigration attorney had who obtained court papers needed to secure his release Saturday afternoon. But it was too late as Vayeghan was put on a plane to Dubai later on Saturday. Attorneys continued working on his behalf, and by Sunday (January 29) afternoon, a U.S. District Judge issued an order instructing federal officials to transport Vayeghan from Dubai and admit him to the U.S. under the terms of his visa.

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Iranian citizen allowed back into U.S. after Trump travel ban

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 01:01