- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Additional refugee families have resettled in Rhode Island after a federal appellate court’s recent decision halted the enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

WPRI-TV (https://bit.ly/2kJPb4u ) reports that three Somalian brothers arrived in the Ocean State on Tuesday along with a mother from Ethiopia and her 1-year-old child.

The Salat brothers were stuck in limbo after the Republican president signed his executive order authorizing the ban on travel to the U.S. by people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Sixteen years after beginning the process, the Salats finally reached Rhode Island.

Sylvie Vambili’s husband settled in the U.S. as she was about to give birth. The family enjoyed a tearful reunion at T.F. Green Airport.

A family of six from Iraq and another Somalian family resettled in the state last Friday.


Information from: WPRI-TV, https://www.wpri.com

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