Blu88 
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Re: “Tucson Immigration Attorney: I don't Think Ducey Understands How Refugee Resettlement in the US Works

I'm Greece right now, and for the last week I've been working in the Syrian refugee camp Kara Tepe, and the refugee camp Moria on the beautiful Greek island of Lesbos. We have been interviewing and photographing Syrians, Afghanis, Iraqis in the refugee camps from day to night. The stories have been beyond epic. I sat with 7 Syrian men last night in the camp Kara Tepe who had lived through horrific events in Syria to end up in a over crowded sinking boat that costs on a average $1,200.00 per person for the 20 minute + ride, to get to Lesbos Greece. They hadn't eaten in 4 days and only the clothes on their backs (because the boat sank and they lost everything). They have lived through so much and had a long and uncertain journey ahead of them, but they had a such gratitude, hope and peace in their eyes. I've met so many beautiful hopeful men, woman and children in the camps.
An interesting thing happened last night. Walking around the Syrian refugee camp Kara Tepe last night, it hit me that I felt far more at ease and secure in camp, than I do walking around 4th Ave in the evening. It's frustrating and saddening to read about what is happening in the US. It would be nice if the people making these decisions had some clue to what is really going on, and not making false fear based decisions.

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Posted by Blu88 on 11/17/2015 at 9:12 AM

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