‘They have killed my dream’: Immigration ban sows panic and confusion at airports around the globe

ISTANBUL – After working as an interpreter for an American security company in Iraq, and enduring years of background checks after he applied for a U.S. visa, Labeeb Ali’s plans to move to the United States ended abruptly Saturday in an airport in Qatar, where officials prevented Ali, an Iraqi citizen, from boarding a flight to Texas.

“I have the visa in my passport,” he said, hours later, after he had stopped yelling at the airport staff and his rage had given way to despair. He had...

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