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Yemeni brothers make it into U.S. on second try

Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:07

With help from immigration lawyers, Yemeni brothers Tareq and Ammar Aziz were allowed entry into the the United States on Monday, two weeks after being denied entry by President Donald Trump's immigration order on January 28. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTERN NARRATION) An emotional reunion for two Yemeni brothers who were allowed to enter the U.S. during their second attempt after they were intially turned away two weeks ago just hours after U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration ban. Tareq and Ammar Aziz were reunited with their father Aquel on Monday morning at Dulles International Airport just outside Washington, D.C. Trump's temporary immigration ban faced on Monday the first of several crucial legal hurdles that could determine whether he can push through the most controversial and far reaching policy of his first two weeks in office. The government has a deadline to justify the executive order temporarily barring entry of people from seven mostly Muslim countries and the entry of refugees after a federal judge in Seattle blocked it with a temporary restraining order on Friday. The uncertainty caused by a judge's stay of the ban has opened a window for travellers from the seven affected countries to enter the United States. Trump has reacted with attacks on the federal judge and then the wider court system which he blames for hampering his efforts to restrict immigration, a central promise of the Republican's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Yemeni brothers make it into U.S. on second try

Monday, February 06, 2017 - 01:07