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Family Bios: April 14, 2018 (Afternoon Welcomes)

We’ll visit a family who consists of 6 members, dad, mom and 4 kids (3 boys and 1 girl).
Because of their religion, the dad and mom had to flea Burma and go to Malaysia where they met and got married and had their kids.  After living 20 years in Malaysia, the family was finally ablet o find asylum in the United States in June of 2015.  The dad works as a security personnel and the kids are very happy at school.

 

 

We’ll visit a Syrian family who consists of mom, dad, 4 boys & 2 girls.  They had to leave their country when the war broke and fled to Jordan.  In Syria, the dad worked in home construction and had his carpentry business.  Because of the war, they lost their home and their business was burnt to ashes.  The dad continued to work in construction in Jordan till he was diagnosed with severe arthritis and breathing issues.  They arrived to Arizona in May of 2016 and the dad is hoping to be approved for an early retirement since he can’t work with his condition.
One son witnessed an uncle being executed and still deals with the trauma today.

 

 

And we’ll visit a family of seven from Iraq. When the war started, the dad worked with the US army. Over tie, the family started to get threats and they had to flea their country for safety.  They first went to Turkey and remained there for 3 years until their documents were approved.  They arrived to Las Vegas in 2015 and relocated to Phoenix in 2016.  The husband works as a landscaper at a major hotel chain.  Their older son has heart issues but his health improved due to the medical attention he received in the US.  Now the family is happy and feels very safe.