When Faryiha was
young, she dreamt of becoming a nurse. A Somali national, her dreams were
put on hold when she and her family fled to Uganda in 2006. Faryiha spent the
next eight years of her life at a refugee camp, eventually finishing high
school and starting a family of her own.
In 2012, she received the long-awaited news she had been
hoping for – the opportunity to start a new life in a new country. In 2014, she
and her two daughters left for ... Read more >
Anyone who has even been to Clarkston knows Omar Shekhey, who runs the Somali American Community Center by day and drives a cab at night. Many stories have been written about Omar. Here’s one of the best from NPR in 2015.
About the low refugee ceiling and lag in refugee arrivals to the U.S., Omar says:
“ are part of the American fabric. Every story in the DNA of America is written by refugees or immigrants somehow. ... Read more >