Iraqi Consul General: Iraqi Americans Celebrate Victory Over ISIS, Healthier U.S.-Iraqi Ties

Iraqi Consul General: Iraqi Americans celebrate victory over ISIS, healthier U.S.-Iraqi ties

Iraqi Americans celebrate the fall of ISIS in Mosul at the Iraqi Consulate in Detroit

SOUTHFIELD — The liberation of Mosul from ISIS was a formidable victory for Iraq. But for Iraqi Americans, it was an exhilarating and unifying experience during a time of great scrutiny.
The extremist group had left a trail of devastation wherever they set camp and strained relations between Western and Arab World governments.
Iraq was placed on an early version of President Trump’s travel ban shortly after taking office. Nearly 200 individuals with Iraqi origins, mainly from Metro Detroit and Nashville, were detained by Immigration and …

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