I finally got to meet four-year-old Mushkaad, who @amyklobuchar & I helped reunite w/ her family in MN after @POTUS exec order kept— Sen. Al Franken (@SenFranken) March 17, 2017
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US Sen. Al Franken has met with a young Somali girl whose reunion with her mother was delayed by President Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven countries.
Mushkaad Abdi, 4, had been separated from her mother and older sisters since she was just a few months old.
She finally got a visa to come to the United States, but President Trump signed the executive order barring citizens of seven countries, including Somalia, from entering the country, before she could rejoin her family in Minnesota.
Mushkaad was allowed to come to the United States and rejoin her family on February 2, after a couple of anxious days.
Franken, among those who championed the reunion, met Mushkaad for the first time on Thursday and tweeted a picture of the little girl laughing while shaking his hand.That's the difference between Democrats and Republicans, right there.