(The Washington Post newspaper) Cairo airport officials say seven U.S.-bound migrants, six from Iraq and one from Yemen have been prevented from boarding an EgyptAir flight to New York’s JFK airport.
The officials said the action Saturday by the airport was the first since President Trump imposed a ban on refugees.
In orders signed Friday, the president suspended the entry of all refugees into the United States for 120 days. But he also stopped the entry of refugees from Syria indefinitely and bars entry for 90 days for all travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.
The officials said the seven migrants, escorted by officials from the U.N. refugee agency, were stopped from boarding the plane after authorities at Cairo airport contacted their counterparts in JFK airport.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.