RELIGION

Travelers denied entry a week ago, now arriving in US

Travelers from the seven Muslim-majority countries targeted by President Donald Trump who were denied entry into the U.S. a week ago are arriving at airports around the country and into the open arms of their loved ones.

Fariba Tajrostami is a 32-year-old painter from Iran. She came through the gate at New York's Kennedy Airport on Sunday with a huge smile and tears in her eyes as her brothers greeted her with joyful hugs.

Tajrostami had tried to fly to the U.S. from Turkey over a week ago, but was turned away.

Similar scenes played out across the U.S. on Sunday after a federal judge in Seattle on Friday suspended the president's travel ban and after a federal appeals court denied the Trump administration's request to set aside the ruling.