Iraqi Immigrant, Caught in a Trump Policy Tangle, Is Allowed to Stay

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Iraqi immigrant Hameed Khalid Darweesh, center, was released from detention early on Saturday afternoon at Kennedy International Airport in New York.

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Victor J. Blue for The New York Times

If an online travel agency had not temporarily blocked a credit card payment, forcing him to rebook a later flight, Hameed Khalid Darweesh probably would have landed at Kennedy International Airport in New York before President Trump signed his executive order restricting refugees and immigrants from predominantly Muslim countries.

Instead, the Iraqi immigrant, who worked with the United States military and government for a decade at great personal risk, watched as his wife and three children disappeared into the main part of the arrivals terminal early on Friday evening. Instead of…

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