OPINION: Stories untold: How refugees, immigrants are giving back

www.kentwired.com – RSS Results in opinion* of type article We’ve all heard about the “American dream.” But what is this “American dream?” Writer and historian James Truslow Adams explained it in his best-selling 1931 book “Epic of America” as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”The United States of America is known as the land of diversity, freedom and refuge from poverty and persecution. Unfortunately, President Donald Trump’s administration is eliminating immigrants’ rights, like The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Chain Immigration. We’ve all had our bad moments before, but immigrants and refugees have the potential and will to give back in their communities. Are you willing to give them a chance?Police officer Germain Dosseh escaped to Ghana when he was a teenager after the civil war broke out in Togo. He spent 14 years in refugee camps with high hopes to resettle and start a new life. After seven years of security checks and interviews, the Resettlement in America program gave him the opportunity to build a peaceful life and receive a proper education. “I felt that I belonged to an organization. I felt that somebody appreciated me,” he said in an interview by The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
 Show your support:-  Donate on the United Nations’ websites for many countries in need of food and shelters.-  Know your neighbors. Don’t be afraid when you see a woman wearing a head scarf or a man with a beard. Talk to them and learn more about them.-  Hire a refugee or an immigrant and help them support themselves. Learn from their talents and skills.-  Fight for their rights on the ballot. You have a chance to vote and refuse banning and building walls.Dosseh was given an opportunity to …

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