Jeanne Shaheen

Doctor reunited with wife from Iran after travel ban blocked

A newlywed doctor in New Hampshire was reunited Wednesday with his wife, an Iranian citizen who successfully traveled to the United States after President Donald Trump's travel ban held up their plans.

Dr. Omid Moghimi, a U.S. citizen who works at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, said a visa interview for his wife was canceled after Trump's executive order took effect last month barring travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, from entering the U.S. A judge later blocked the order, and an appeals court refused to reinstate it.

The White House maintained the travel restrictions were essential for safety. Trump has said he plans to issue a revised...

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