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Refugees express disappointment over Supreme Court travel ban ruling

Trump travel ban upheld
Posted at 4:51 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 02:28:59-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Refugees who came from the banned countries say they're grateful to be here but also feel the ban is wrong... note the word, 'victims.' 

"I was one of the victims of the first travel ban." Hassan Omar told us he emigrated from war-torn Somalia; one of the five countries of Muslim majority, included in the travel ban.  

He's worried about family members left behind; some in refugee camps. "My brother is still in the camp; the first travel ban effected him, the second effected him. I'm very disappointed that the high court support the president's opinion."

Omar has been in San Diego a little over a year; working as a teacher's aide and translator. He wants a better life, too, for his brother and sister and their families. He worries about their future; the uncertainty of if or when they might move on.

"We are trying to make survival here to educate our kids to build a good life. We never came here to disturb anyone; we just came because of problems so we need to support for our people who are behind in the camp."