Syrian Refugees … a story of a young Syrian who left her devastated country to start a new life in Minnesota

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A few hundreds gathered at NW Islamic center ti welcome a few from Syrian Refugee families.. , great spirit and great hospitality…., the story of a young  Syrian girl who lost her father in Al Assad prison.. “My father didnt want to leave Syria, he was arrested and tortured to death in Assad prison”  she explained with a worried smile

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Syrian Refugees Crisis, Post Trump Election

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Approximately 86,000 Syrian immigrants resided in the United States in 2014, accounting for 0.2 percent of the nation’s 42.4 million immigrants. Though the population remains a small one, its growth occurred largely after the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 abolished the national-origins quota system and opened the door to Syrians seeking safety from war and persecution, as well as education and employment opportunities and family reunification. Between 2010 and 2014, the population grew approximately, owing largely to the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011.

The majority of Syrian immigrants come to the United States through family reunification channels rather than as refugees or asylum seekers or through employment-based channels. Compared to the overall foreign and native-born populations, Syrian immigrants on average are significantly older, more highly educated, and less likely to participate in the labor force (because of lower workforce participation by women). However, employed Syrians are more likely to work in high-skilled occupations—particularly in the sectors of educational services, health care, and social assistance, and retail trade—and have higher earnings than the overall foreign or native-born populations.

SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society)

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Top 10 list of How you survive Thanksgiving Dinner with a Trump Supporter !

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How do you survive Thanksgiving dinner with a Trump supporter family member !
10. Come late leave early .
9. Take off your hearing aids
8.Start drinking before you go!
7. Wear a Baseball hat
6. Stick with sports
5. Build a wall across table! 
4. Keep your mouth full
3. Don’t bring the old immigrants story!
2. Going to the bathroom more often
and the #1
. …Nothing but white meet! 
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American muslims should have a Trump _Survival_Kit !!

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“If facing with a trump supporter in your neighborhood, introduce your spouse as your girlfriend/boyfriend thing, It seems to soften the culture war a bit! 

Now it is real, folks. It is written. The Donald will be our 45th president.  The ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen politicians on national TV. The joke is on us, and he is the only one laughing.

I wonder what Khizr Khan would say about this: Lesson learned — you don’t have to read the Constitution to be president? Muslims are usually politically homeless, stranded between two political systems that ignore them or take them for granted. President-elect Donald has alienated and scared lots of people and groups during his two-year campaign — Mexicans, women, blacks, gays. But Donald gave Muslims a special attention, from banning and registering them, For Donald good Muslims are  the informants ones.

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A conversation with Arab American director Anouar Smaine, my story with Hollywood

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Anouar H. Smaine was born in Algiers, Algeria. He is the son of a French Professor, and an Actor, Director and Playwright. As both parents were busy with their respective careers, his father would often take him to different film sets and theatrical rehearsals he was involved in.

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