Iraq refugees in Seattle have message for Donald Trump: 'Please think again'

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Adil Kheder Nimr praises the ‘strong’ president he believes can protect the US from Isis – but Trump’s travel ban means Nimr’s family has been left behind

Ten days ago, Adil Kheder Nimr and his wife, Shatha Sulaiman Kheder, arrived in a place they call paradise. As the plane came into land in Seattle over the glistening waters of the Puget Sound, after a long journey from Iraq, he only had one thought: “Now we’ll be safe. My son will have a future. The US is my country now.”

On his lap he held that son, a happy child with a tousle of black hair who had been born in a refugee camp 10 months previously. They named him Steven. Years earlier, Nimr had decided that if he ever had a son he would call him that. “I like American names and I always wanted to live in the US.”

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