— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) January 28, 2017
NEW YORK ― Iraqi and Afghan refugees who devoted years of their lives to helping the U.S. war efforts were detained Friday night at U.S. airports due to President Donald Trump’s executive order targeting Muslims and refugees attempting to enter the country.
At least two Iraqis with ties to U.S. operations overseas were detained late Friday at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
One of the men, Hameed Khalid Darweesh, had worked for the U.S. government for 10 years, including as an interpreter. He was stopped upon landing at JFK Airport on Friday night, although his wife and children were let through, Brandon Friedman, a former colleague of Darweesh’s, told The Huffington Post.