Syrian refugee Aya Haj Khalaf holds her niece Sham, 19 months, at their home Friday, April 14, 2017, in Skokie, Ill. Haj Khalaf moved to Chicago with her parents and two siblings in September 2016, but her oldest sister, Baraa Haj Khalaf, Sham’s mother, was denied entry in January of this year after President Donald Trump’s immigration order banning all immigrants from Syria. Baraa and her family spent two years in a Turkish refugee camp waiting for the proper paperwork, interviews and background checks required to come to America. They were all finally reunited in February and now live together in the same apartment building.

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