Congressman Working on Release of Muslim Refugees at JFK Says Trump Ban Is ‘Frankly, Quite Disgusting’

Hameed Khalid Darweesh worked as a translator for American troops in Iraq and is “a marked man” in his country for helping the U.S. government, New York congressman Jerrold Nadler tells PEOPLE.  “This is a person who risked his life to work with American forces for years,” he says, “and whose life was in danger back home,”

So Darweesh decided to come to America.

After an extensive vetting process, Darweesh was granted a special immigrant visa. On Friday — the same day

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