Father Fadi Kassar hugs his daughters Hnan, eight, and Lian, five, while wife Razan looks on in tears.
Mother and daughters arrived at John F Kennedy International Airport in New York yesterday on a flight from Jordan.
They had been en route to join Mr Kassar in the US last weekend but were stopped from boarding a flight in Ukraine after the president announced an indefinite suspension on refugees from Syria. The trio spent an anxious week with relatives in Jordan as immigration officials and Connecticut senator Chris Murphy tried to secure an agreement for them to complete their trip.
Mr Kassar joined family members in Connecticut after fleeing the war and has spent the past two years working to earn enough to bring his family over.
Mr Murphy said in a statement: “Tonight’s good news for the Kassar family is only a dim light of hope.
“There are hundreds of other families out there crying themselves to sleep because they won’t be able to see their loved ones.
SOURCE: News Now / Evening Standard