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Iraqi refugees arrive to cheers at Portland Airport


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Roughly 100 people greeted the first refugees to land at Portland International Airport since President Trump’s travel ban was rescinded by a federal judge.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( ) Mustapha Mohamed arrived Sunday night with his wife and daughters.

The former interpreter for U.S. military in Iraq waited four years to get a visa that would allow him and his family to relocate. They were supposed to arrive last week before getting blocked by the executive order temporarily banning visitors from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries.

Members of the crowd shouted “Welcome,” and “We love you,” as the family came into view. Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman was among those greeting the family.

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