"Trump's order, now eight hours old, had not been uploaded to the White House website. As the family checked in, no one questioned their visas or their Iraqi passports.
As they waited for their first flight from Baghdad to Istanbul, Munther dashed off texts to his sponsors and former colleagues from USAID.
'I'm so scared ... I don't know what we will face and I don't know if the officer at Istanbul will let us board on the Airplane,' he wrote in one message. 'Right now the only feeling i have is fear.
'Please pray for us.'"