Los Angeles International Airport

Man sent back to Iran under Trump travel ban returns to US

An Iranian man turned away from Los Angeles International Airport under President Donald Trump's executive order barring immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations returned Thursday to an emotional welcome from family members who greeted him with California-grown flowers and well-wishers who sang "This Land Is Your Land."

"Welcome to your new home," Mayor Eric Garcetti told Ali Vayeghan as he walked out of an airport terminal.

Vayeghan's family had been waiting to welcome him last Friday at the same terminal when he was detained for several hours by immigration officials then sent back to Iran.

He was allowed to return to the U.S. after the...

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