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GREENVILLE, SC (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian woman attempting to return to her South Carolina home from Iran after initially being blocked from entry by President Trump’s travel ban (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

A technology firm’s founder says an Iranian employee who had been blocked from returning to the United States by President Donald Trump’s travel ban against seven Muslim nations has re-entered the country.

Eric Martinez said Nazanin Zinouri cleared through an immigration check in Boston and expected to return home to Clemson on Monday. Martinez is the founder of startup technology firm Modjoul, which has employed Zinouri since August.

Zinouri arrived from the Iranian capital, where the legal U.S. resident traveled late last month to visit family. Martinez says she planned to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday in Boston.

Zinouri said last week she was taken off a plane in Dubai days after Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning citizens of Iran and six other nations from U.S. entry.

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3:45 p.m.

An Iranian engineer is returning to the South Carolina city where she works thanks to the opening created when a federal court suspended President Donald Trump’s travel ban against seven Muslim nations.

A spokesman for an Atlanta-based public relations firm said in an email Sunday that Nazanin Zinouri had cleared through a U.S. immigration check in Boston. Rick Toller said Zinouri expected to return home Monday to Clemson, where she works for a startup technology firm.

Toller said Zinouri had spent about 30 hours traveling from the Iranian capital, where she was visiting family since late last month.

Zinouri said last week she was taken off a plane in Dubai days after Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning entry from citizens of Iran and six other nations.

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  • Vog46

    “U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Labor Department has admitted to employing an undocumented immigrant as a house cleaner, a revelation that has derailed Cabinet nominees in previous administrations.”

    Congratulations to all the hypocritical Republicans Democrats everywhere.
    He should withdraw as should Trumps nominee for commerce.

    Or is it only good when the GOP does it?

    Vog
    Unaffiliated and darned proud of it

  • Vog46

    It is about time that Trump realized that our form of government is comprised of 3 equal but separate parts and the Executive branch is just one part of that trio.
    He wants to be King not president.

    Vog
    Unaffiliated and darned proud of it

    • guest45

      could you remind me again which side you served on?

      • Vog46

        The side that DEFENDS the Constitution not the side that trashes it.

        Vog Unaffiliated and darned proud of it

      • Vog46

        could you remind me gain why you DIDN’T serve?

    • conservative

      I don’t remember you ranting and raving about Obama’s approach with Executive Orders. “I have a pen and a phone”

      • Vog46

        He didn’t sign executive orders that violated the constitution
        Vog

      • Vog46

        The courts took care of many of king Obamas executive orders but more importantly they took care of his presidential memorandum’s.
        Of course you would forget that wouldn’t you? Along with the fact that on the whole GOP Presidents issue more executive orders then DEMs do.
        My point here is that Trump thinks he’s King not president the same way Obama did. I hope he learns

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