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Minnesota residents caught in confusion around Trump's immigration order


January 31, 2017

Mahamed Sheikhdon Iye rented a larger apartment and strapped booster seats in his car for the arrival in Minneapolis this week of his wife and two daughters. But Friday’s executive order on immigration put the Somalia native’s plans into question: Airline officials told his wife she might not be able to board her flight in Kenya this Saturday.

“I am very, very sad,” Iye said. “I have been waiting for five years.”

The executive order on immigration and refugee resettlement that President Donald Trump signed Friday cast into uncertainty the lives of a cross-section of local residents and would-be Minnesotans — from a University of Minnesota researcher to residents sponsoring family members overseas to refugees slated to fly here in coming days. On Monday, local attorneys and residents were trying to sort through the implications of the order.


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