A video of an Iranian-American man named Hossein Khoshbakhty breaking down at the Los Angeles International Airport over Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban is breaking hearts across the Internet.
When gospel recording artist Kierra Sheard viewed it, she shared her deeply emotional response.
“I couldn’t watch more than once,” wrote the Stellar Award-winning singer in a Jan. 31 Instagram caption next to a photo still of the gut-wrenching video. “This brought tears to my eyes.”
The recorded interview of Khoshbakhty, a U.S. Green Card holder, shows him detailing his story of how his family left Iran for a better life in America.
He has lived in the U.S. for more than 15 years and was overcome with emotion as he tried to help his brother who was detained at LAX by immigration.
“They said ‘your brother is here.’ I said ‘can I speak to him?’ They said ‘no’, that he’s just going to be deported tomorrow with the next airline,” explained Khoshbakhty, putting a human face on the ban that impacts travelers with passports from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.
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source: Asia Hall // EEW Magazine News