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It's a whole new life for a family from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Smiles and hugs were the order of the day Thursday morning in Terminal 1 at Salt Lake City International Airport as Jullien Mukantagara and five of her children were reunited with two family members who immigrated 10 months ago.

Gustava Nyangabo, 23, and his sister Adeline Uwicyeza, 21, sprinted to hug their mother and siblings in a joyous celebration.

They were sponsored by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), which also will help them settle in the Salt Lake City area.

Mukantagara had tried several times to immigrate but could not because of the health of her husband. He died in November.

The family will be one of the last two to immigrate to Utah as President Donald Trump's travel ban goes into place Friday, said Patrick Poulin, executive director of IRC's Salt Lake City office.

"Unless things change, this could be the last family we receive for 120 days," Poulin said. "Last summer, we received about 250 people."

The ban requires a 90-day pause on all immigration from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. It also halts all refugee immigration for 120 days, unless the applicant can prove a "bona fide relationship" with a U.S. entity, such as a university, hospital or business.

Catholic Community Services received its last refugee family Thursday evening. It came from war-torn Sudan.

"The Supreme Court's decision to uphold key parts of the Trump administration's travel ban suspending the refugee resettlement program has left thousands of refugees in limbo," said Aden Batar, Catholic Community Services director of immigration and refugee resettlement.

Mukantagara's family fled the Democratic Republic of the Congo two years ago amid violence by militias. They have been living in the Nakivale Camp near the city of Goma, Uganda.

The Congo continues to be a hotbed of violence with conflicts over land, minerals and ethnicity.

Nyangabo, who now works for Black Diamond, said his family was the target of ethnic violence.

On Thursday, he was full of emotions. "I am so happy because of my family," he said. "They tried to come three times. I didn't know if I would see them again."

His brother Patrick Byusa, 20, said he was looking forward to life in America.

"The United States is a peaceful country," he said. "Our life is going to change. We get to start a new life. I am happy."

Byusa and Nyangabo speak English they learned in Uganda. But their mother speaks only Swahili.

Through translation by Nyangabo, she said, "I have no way to express all the feelings in my heart. I will really enjoy my new life."

IRC has a house ready for all the family members, Poulin said. The agency will help them enroll in school and find jobs.

"We will work with them to make sure they are all right," he said. "These people have a chance now. What this program does is restore lives."

Under the Obama administration, the U.S. took in about 110,000 refugees a year. Trump has proposed cutting that in half.

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