Friday, October 28, 2016
They Took In One Refugee Family. But Families Don’t Have Borders.
From The New York Times:
Wissam al-Hajj, a Syrian refugee, woke up in the most comfortable home she had ever lived in, an apartment growing increasingly stuffed with toys for her four children. She realized she had slept far more soundly than usual. But when she remembered why, she grew irritated: Her husband, Mouhamad, had hidden the phone from her.
As their older children competed for the first shower, Ms. Hajj recalled the argument from the night before. Her husband had been trying to spare her from an agonizing consequence of their move to Canada: the pleading messages from family members and friends across the Middle East.
“I’m only going to give it to you if you stop talking to them at night,” he had said to her.
“I’m going to start working and buy my own phone,” she had shot back, the threat hollow but deeply felt.
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