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One week, one goal: Getting his family to the US

Munther Alaskry worked with US troops in Iraq as a translator and was eligible for a special immigrant visa to the US.

He was originally scheduled to fly on 31 January but as the first reports came of President Donald Trump's executive order, the family sold their possessions to take an earlier flight.

This is what happened next.

Video by Olivia Lace-Evans