Syrian refugee Baraa Haj Khalaf kisses her father Khaled as her mother Fattoum cries after arriving at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago

The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia in Washington State has sued to block the Trump Administration from enforcing its “Muslim ban” on religious grounds, saying that the church’s longtime refugee resettlement office, which handles 190 cases a year, is an integral part of the church’s mission. A dozen refugees vetted by the State Department and slated to arrive in Seattle this week were stranded at the airport in Kuwait while the order was put into effect, but have since been cleared and were scheduled to arrive yesterday. Above: a lucky Syrian refugee family who arrived in Chicago Tuesday after a Federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the government’s ban; the diocese’s suit seeks to nullify it permanently. (Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters)

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