Syrian refugee living in Milford reunited with family at JFK

A Syrian refugee living in Milford was reunited with his wife and daughters on Thursday after tense hours of waiting.



The three were sent back to the Middle East last weekend following President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees. It bars immigrants from Syria and six other Muslim-majority counties from entering the United States.



Fadi Kassar said he waited more than two years to see his wife, Razan, and daughters, Hnan and Lian, who arrived at John F. Kennedy International Airport around 4:30 p.m. It took them about three hours to make it through customs.



Kassar's family was traveling to the U.S. last weekend when they were stopped in the Ukraine and sent back to Jordan. Immigration attorney Renee Redman says she wasn't sure why the trio was later cleared to fly Thursday.



After their reunion, the family headed back to Milford. Kassar said he was looking forward to giving his girls Barbie dolls.


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