Nadia Hanan Madalo, center right, hugs her mother, Alyshooa Kannah, center left, at the airport after arriving from Iraq Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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As Madalo and her family flew to the U.S. Wednesday, a federal judge in Hawaii put a hold on President Trump's newest ban -- the latest development in a fight between the administration and the courts that has injected more uncertainty into the lives of refugees.The order also suspended the refugee program for 120 days.The renewed order allowed refugees with booked tickets by the end of Thursday to still come into the country until the end of the month.Given the turmoil surrounding Trump's first executive order, the family didn't want to take a chance and managed to get their flight a day earlier. A week ago, they got word that there was room on a refugee flight leaving Wednesday and they grabbed at the chance, having already been waiting for four years to get into the U.S.The family had not been back in three years since IS fighters moved in.Madalo was happy her family could stop fleeing.Over the years, Kakooz has welcomed his siblings one by one, helping them to find homes and get jobs.
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