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Brown seeks return of Syrian doctor blocked by travel ban

A Brown University official says the school is seeking the return of a Syrian student who's stuck overseas because of President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from seven Muslim countries.

Khaled Almilaji is now in Turkey while his pregnant wife is in the United States.

The 35-year-old doctor received a scholarship to earn a master's degree in public health at Brown University so he could learn how to rebuild his country's health system.

Terrie Fox Wetle, dean of Brown's School of Public Health, says the university is contacting humanitarian organizations and trying to figure out the most effective path to help Almilaji return to his studies.

She says he's an excellent student and one of many "good, good people who got caught up in a terrible situation."



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