The public broadcasting network, KPBS, describes, in the attached article, the story of a family of refugees from Iraq who were absorbed in San Diego. The family is actually a Palestinian family: the father of the family was born in Iraq to parents uprooted from Israel during the War of Independence who then went to Baghdad. As is the custom in all the Arab countries, with the exception of Jordan, Iraq also refrained from granting the new immigrants citizenship, and they and their children have retained their refugee status. This status made them victims of persecution during the conflicts of the past few years in Iraq and pushed them into a refugees' camp near the Syrian border. They eventually received immigration visas for the United States, and the future currently appears to be brighter than ever for them.
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