Welcome to the New World

This story was publised in the New York Times by Jake Halpren and Michael Sloan

Two brothers, Jamil and Ammar, fled Syria in 2012, with their wives and children. After four years waiting in Jordan, they finally received a visa and traveled to the United States as refugees. They arrived on Nov. 8, 2016, which happened to be Election Day. It was, of course, a loaded moment. In effect, the brothers and their families landed in one country and woke up the next morning in another.

While the names were changed, the story is not a fiction. It's about the second family JCARR (Jewish Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement) welcomed to our country. Read their story in this engaging 20-part commix published in the New York Times. 


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