Monday, July 31, 2017

Immigrant of the Day: Allan Hennessy

Photo Allan Hennessy via CNN

He's not a US immigrant, but a UK immigrant from Iraq. Allan Hennessy came to the UK from Iraq as an infant. He was born blind, but London offered  an operation that ended up restoring partial sight to Allan's left eye.

Allan and his family ended up seeking political asylum in the UK. They stayed and thrived.

Allan recently graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in law. He told the BBC: as "a blind, Muslim immigrant living in Britain today, there is so much more I have to do. The journey has only just begun."

You can learn more about Allan's journey from the BBC at this link.


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