Passengers affected by president’s executive order arrive at Logan

BOSTON (WHDH) - Passengers affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order on travel and immigration arrived at Logan Airport on Friday.

For days, the people have tried to get to America with little success due to the order. Lufthansa Airlines then agreed to fly them to Logan Airport.

“She tried twice,” said Mehrtsh Babadi, who was waiting for his girlfriend. “Once she tried to book a flight through KLM and they didn’t board her.”

Among those who arrived at Logan on Friday were students from Harvard Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Friends and family were there to greet them. Behnam Partopour, a graduate student at WPI, was welcomed back by his classmates and the university’s president. He was unable to get a ticket back to Boston from his native Iran due to the executive order.

“I felt worried. I have friends, I have my sister here and I had to finish my PhD. I worked very hard for it,” said Partopour.

Local lawmakers were also at the airport to offer their support to travelers.

“It’s about being a safe place for people to come to learn, to be free,” said Rep. Joe Kennedy III. “To think the president of us would limit that his first week in office is sad and disappointing.”

Pilots and flight attendants were cheered as they came out from the plane and some people even gave them flowers as a thank you for bringing their loved ones home.

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