December 24, 2010

AMERICAN NOW:

Refugee comfort zone: Olympic training and US citizenship for newborns: Refugee Bill Clinton Hadam finds a comfort zone in elite Olympic training. And his family now includes its first US citizens – newborn twins. (Mary Wiltenburg, December 22, 2010, CS Monitor)

In 2008, the Monitor began a year-long series that followed Bill (now 11), Igey (now 9), and their parents, as the newly arrived refugee family adjusted to life in the United States. When the project ended in September 2009, their future was uncertain. Today, challenges remain, particularly for Bill’s missing sister and nephew – and changes to the family have added new ones. But one thing seems clear: Although the boys won’t become citizens for another couple of years, they’re Americans now.

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 24, 2010 5:29 AM
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