Resettlement Stories: 10/20/07

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Iraq Refugees Expected to Make Their Way to Idaho – Watch this local news segment from Boise’s CBS News 2 about the State’s new incoming residents.

Translator Flees Iraq to Settle in Ithaca“ITHACA — For a man who was forced to flee his homeland — losing almost all his worldly possessions and life savings in the process — Dhia Abed Waheed is surprisingly genial. A native Iraqi and former translator for the U.S. Army, Dhia is here now and is looking for work”…

Iraqi Refugees Move to Ohio – “CLEVELAND Khwater Nayef has two college degrees and was a school principal in Iraq. Her next job will likely be washing dishes or cleaning hotel rooms. She and her three children are among the first Iraq war refugees to settle in Ohio. As she tries to start over, she constantly thinks about the husband she left behind. “I miss him,” she said, not knowing if he is already dead”…


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