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>> Touch and go for a young traveler from Iran. Landing in New York on Monday, 12-year-old Alma Cash Cooley needs emergency eye surgery. But Donald Trump's travel ban kept her waiting back in Iran, until a judge suspended the order last week. Waiting to greet her at JFK Airport, her mother who's studying law in the US.
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>> I'm pretty happy, just like any other mom.>> Alma has a rare disorder that affects her development, including her vision. She had been scheduled for an operation in Pittsburgh, two days after the ban was announced. Her mother is now hopeful, Alma will still get the treatment she needs.
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>> Do you think you will have the surgery soon?>> Yes, as soon as possible we're gonna go through surgery, yes.>> Alma and her mother have had the help of an American legal team, offering their services free of charge.>> It was a incredible support and I cannot imagine I will get such a support.
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Thank you New York. Thank you, thank you.>> A federal appeals court is now set to decide whether to put the travel ban back in place. Trump says the restrictions are aimed at protecting America from terrorists.>>
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>> Thank you.