2017-01-29 19:21:00
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - An Iraqi immigrant couple who arrived in Maine days before such immigration was blocked by the Trump Administration is awaiting word on their 20-year-old daughter who was left behind in Iraq and who had been planning to join them in Portland. Forty-nine-year-old Labed Alalhanfy, his wife, Soso, and their two teenage daughters arrived in the United States Tuesday from Baghdad and reached Portland the next day. Their daughter, Bananh, a student at the American University in Iraq had planned to follow her parents and sisters within days. Now they don’t know what will happen. The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/2k5RGhO ) reports Alalhanfy qualified for an immigrant visa because he had worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army in Iraq.