July 4, 2009

YOU HAVE TO STAND AWFULLY CLIOSE TO EVEN KNOW IT'S A MOSAIC:

Iraqis in America: How the newest wave of U.S. immigrants is faring in their adopted homeland. (Katie Paul, 7/04/09, Newsweek)

NEWSWEEK caught up with five Iraqis whose decision to work with U.S.-affiliated organizations in Baghdad ultimately drove them from their homes and landed them in America. Their experiences are as diverse as their backgrounds. Some can't believe their good luck in resettling to the States, while others have a more complicated relationship with their new American home. Their stories are funny, heart-wrenching, frustrating, and inspiring; in other words, they are human. No matter how the history books cast the circumstances under which they arrived, what is undeniable is that they are now a permanent part of the American cultural mosaic.

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