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NH doctor reunites with Iranian wife after travel ban blocked

NH doctor reunites with Iranian wife after travel ban blocked


REPORTER: IT WAS A LONG AWAITED REPORTER: IT WAS A LONG AWAITED
EMBRACE EMBRACE
A DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK DOCTOR AND A DARTMOUTH HITCHCOCK DOCTOR AND
HIS WIFE FINALLY REUNITED, AFTER HIS WIFE FINALLY REUNITED, AFTER
A LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND A LOT OF FRUSTRATION AND
UNCERTAINTY UNCERTAINTY
>>WE’RE REALLY REALLY RELIEVED>>WE’RE REALLY REALLY RELIEVED
THAT THIS IS OVER AFTER ALMOST THAT THIS IS OVER AFTER ALMOST
19 MONTHS. 19 MONTHS.
REPORTER: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S REPORTER: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S
TRAVEL BAN IS WHAT KEPT DR. OMID TRAVEL BAN IS WHAT KEPT DR. OMID
MOGHIMI’S WIFE, DORSA, IN IRAN MOGHIMI’S WIFE, DORSA, IN IRAN
JUST SHORTLY BEFORE SHE WAS SET JUST SHORTLY BEFORE SHE WAS SET
TO JOIN HIM IN THE UNITED TO JOIN HIM IN THE UNITED
STATES. STATES.
>>WE HAD NO IDEA IF THIS WAS>>WE HAD NO IDEA IF THIS WAS
GOING TO BE JUST 90 DAYS THE WAY GOING TO BE JUST 90 DAYS THE WAY
IT WAS WRITTEN IN LOOKED LIKE IT IT WAS WRITTEN IN LOOKED LIKE IT
MIGHT BE INDEFINITELY MIGHT BE INDEFINITELY
REPORTER: MOGIMI IS A FIRST YEAR REPORTER: MOGIMI IS A FIRST YEAR
RESIDENT AT THE MEDICAL CENTER. RESIDENT AT THE MEDICAL CENTER.
AFTER THE PAIR GOT MARRIED AFTER THE PAIR GOT MARRIED
NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, THEY NEARLY TWO YEARS AGO, THEY
IMMEDIATELY BEGAN THE WORK IMMEDIATELY BEGAN THE WORK
NECESSARY TO BRING DORSA TO NEW NECESSARY TO BRING DORSA TO NEW
HAMPSHIRE, TO BEGIN THEIR LIVES HAMPSHIRE, TO BEGIN THEIR LIVES
TOGETHER. TOGETHER.
THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER THE PRESIDENT’S EXECUTIVE ORDER
BROUGHT THAT PROCESS TO A HALT BROUGHT THAT PROCESS TO A HALT
>>WE WERE CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH>>WE WERE CONSTANTLY IN TOUCH
WITH LAWYERS, AND SENATOR WITH LAWYERS, AND SENATOR
SHAHEAN AND SENATOR HASSAN’S SHAHEAN AND SENATOR HASSAN’S
OFFICES, JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OFFICES, JUST TRYING TO FIGURE
OUT, TAKE IT DAY BY DAY SO OUR OUT, TAKE IT DAY BY DAY SO OUR
LIVES HAVE BEEN IN TURMOIL LIVES HAVE BEEN IN TURMOIL
REPORTER: BUT NOW, A SIGH OF REPORTER: BUT NOW, A SIGH OF
RELIEF FOR THE COUPLE THAT RELIEF FOR THE COUPLE THAT
DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE
HELD, HELD,
>>WE WANT TO THANK DARTMOUTH>>WE WANT TO THANK DARTMOUTH
HITCHCOCK, FOR BEING VERY HITCHCOCK, FOR BEING VERY
SUPPORTIVE IN THIS WHOLE SUPPORTIVE IN THIS WHOLE
PROCESS, AND EVERYONE FOR PROCESS, AND EVERYONE FOR
HELPING SPREAD THIS STORY. HELPING SPREAD THIS STORY.
REPORTER: IN A STATEMENT, THE REPORTER: IN A STATEMENT, THE
HOSPITAL EXPRESSED ITS HAPPINESS HOSPITAL EXPRESSED ITS HAPPINESS
FOR THE COUPLE, READING, FOR THE COUPLE, READING,
WE ARE PLEASED THAT DORSA HAS WE ARE PLEASED THAT DORSA HAS
ARRIVED SAFELY TO BE WITH HER ARRIVED SAFELY TO BE WITH HER
HUSBAND, OMID. HUSBAND, OMID.
WE SUPPORTED OMID’S ONGOING WE SUPPORTED OMID’S ONGOING
EFFORTS TO BRING HIS WIFE TO THE EFFORTS TO BRING HIS WIFE TO THE
U.S. U.S.
BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO
DO. DO.
WE WISH THEM WELL IN THEIR NEW WE WISH THEM WELL IN THEIR NEW
LIFE TOGETHER HERE IN THE UPPER LIFE TOGETHER HERE IN THE UPPER
VALLEY. VALLEY.
AND OMID IS LOOKING FORWARD TO AND OMID IS LOOKING FORWARD TO
THEIR NEW LIFE TOGETHER,BUT HE THEIR NEW LIFE TOGETHER,BUT HE
FEARS THE STRUGGLE FOR SO MANY FEARS THE STRUGGLE FOR SO MANY
OTHERS ISN’T OVER YET OTHERS ISN’T OVER YET
>>THERE IS CERTAINLY STILL>>THERE IS CERTAINLY STILL
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO WERE
AFFECTED BY THE INITIAL BAN AND AFFECTED BY THE INITIAL BAN AND
ARE STILL AFFECTED BY IT, THERE


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