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Portlanders welcome refugee family after travel ban lifted

Portlanders welcome refugee family after travel ban lifted
19 Aug
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AND YOU CAN SEE HIS VAST ABLE TO WORK CHRIS: THE FIRST REFUGEE FAMILY TO FLY INTO P

DX FOLLOWING A LIFT FROM THE TRAVEL BAN SHOWED UP PORTLANDERS GREETED THE FAMILY FROM IRAQ JENNIFER DOWELLING WAS THERE FROM WHAT YOU CALL AN EMOTIONAL REUNION

JENNIFER: THE FAMILY OF FIVE WAS CERTAINLY SURPRISED AND THANKFUL FOR THIS OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT AT THE PORTLAND AIRPLANE THEY'RE ALSO TIRED FROM THIS LONG TRIP, THEY SAY BUT SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE WITH FAMILY IN THE US [CHEERS] THE YOUNG FAMILY FROM IRAQ ARRIVED TO A BIG SURPRISE, A LARGE GROUP OF SUPPORTERS WELCOMING THEM HOME MUSAFA AND HIS WIFE STATAMA ALONG WITH DAUGHTERS 3, 8 AND 5 WERE TREATED WITH STUFFED ANIMALS AN CHEERS

BUT THE FAMILY'S AMERICAN DREAM WAS NEARLY DERAILED THEY CALLED THE STRESS OF THE SITUATION VERY BIG CONCERN BECAUSE IT MESSED UP EVERYTHING THEY DID THE FAMILY WAS READY TO GET ON A PLANE FRIDAY THEY GAVE UP THEIR WORK, THEIR SCHOOL, THEIR CAR, THEIR FURNITURE, EVERYTHING

SO THEY HAD TO STAY ABOUT A WEEK 1/2 TO GET HERE AGAIN CATHOLIC CHARITIES AN OTHER REFUGEE SUPPORT GROUPS FLEW INTO ACTION IT WAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT BECAUSE THESE ORGANIZATION WHO IS WERE TRYING TO PLACE THESE REFUGEES ALL KNEW THEY COULD GET THEIR FAMILIES INTO THE COUNTRY AT LEAST UNTIL MONDAY BUT IT DID COME AT A COST WE HAD TO PAY FOR THEIR TICKETS AND INSTEAD OF THE GOVERNMENT PAYING FOR IT BECAUSE WE RUSHED IT

WE DID EVERYTHING IN A RUSH AND I HAD TO PAY FOR IT ON MY SIDE IN TEND, THE JOURNEY WAS A STRUGGLE I'M VERY TIRED FROM THE TRIP BUT WHEN I SEE THE PEOPLE, I'M VERY — VERY HAPPY AND I FEEL IN MY HOME, REALLY AS THE FAMILY GOT THEIR LUGGAGE MORE CHEERS ERUPTED

THANK YOU, GUYS, THANK YOU SO MUCH OTHERS HOPE OTHER REFUGEES WOULD GET THE SAME LOVE IT'S THE POSITIVE THING AND INSTEAD OF SEPARATING US, IT REALLY UNITED US I REALLY, REALLY LIKE THIS I HOPE IT WILL CHANGE THE MIND OF THE PRESIDENT

I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING

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