Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Day After...

Having to Answer to America's "Unwanted"

pic from http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/whoa-did-donald-trump-just-make-a-huge-mistake-on-syrian-refugee-invasion/
November 9, 2016

I am a civil servant.  My work as a Family Engagement coordinator at a small refugee center with a mission directed at educating and integrating refugees into the US school system is both personally and altruistically rewarding.  I had a meeting to enroll a Syrian family into an inner city school this morning, and the routine gathering and discussion became a battle between cultures, full of mistrust and anxiety. 

“Do you work for Trump?  Is that why you are trying to make this enrollment so confusing? I hope we get kicked out of this country so we can go back to Jordan!”