Detroit Man: Travel Ban Keeps Him, Yemeni Wife In Malaysia

DETROIT (AP) — A man who runs a Detroit gas station says he’s stuck in Malaysia with his wife, a native of Yemen, after President Donald Trump’s travel ban on some immigrants.

Nagi Algahaim says Malaysia Airlines prohibited his wife from boarding a flight Sunday on the first leg of a trip to the U.S. They have been in Malaysia for weeks to get documents that will qualify Kokab Algazali for permanent residency in the U.S.

Algahaim is a U.S. citizen. He says the airline will allow him to return to the U.S., but he’s not leaving without his wife.

Algahaim tells The Associated Press he’s “disgusted.” Their 5-year-old daughter, Lena, is with relatives in Detroit. She has health problems and hasn’t seen her mother since she was 8 months old.

 

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