Amid a sea of tears and open arms from his family, a heartbroken man fell to his knees in the country that he left 39 years ago. With mixed emotions came an unexpected reunion that was the result of tragic circumstances. With only the clothes on his back, and $300, Amer Adi was forced to board a plane back to Jordan, as he was deported from the United States.
With his family awaiting his arrival, and his 94-year-old mother waiting in a wheelchair, Amer broke down before his loved ones at this bittersweet time. Cheers were met with tears, as siblings, nephews, and nieces welcomed him back home after being apart for decades. “I have mixed feelings, very mixed feelings,” he told CNN. Despite being happy to see his family, he admits “I feel so sad [about] what happened to me. I’m so sorry to tell you what happened is unjust, not right, and everyone back there knows that. What the Trump administration is doing is—you can’t even explain it.”
Coming to America to pursue his dreams, he lived there for nearly 40 years, with a wife who is a U.S citizen, and four daughters who are as well. Amer owns several businesses in Youngstown, Ohio, where he had been adopted, and eventually deported.
Amer had unfortunately been facing a legal battle the last 20 years with the help of an Ohio congressman who ensured he would remain in the U.S before it all changed when President Trump took over.
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