First Syrians headed for the USA under ‘surge’ resettlement program

Accelerating the surge of Syrian migrants to the United States of America is in full speed mode. The first Syrian migrants to be resettled are on their way today from Amman, Jordan. Read the full story by the Associated Press below.

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AS REPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS:

The first Syrian family to be resettled to the U.S. under its speed-up “surge operation” departed to the United States Wednesday from the Jordanian capital, Amman.

Ahmad al-Abboud, who is being resettled with his wife and five children, said that although he is thankful to Jordan — where he has lived for three years after fleeing Syria’s civil war — he is hopeful of finding a better life in the U.S.

“I’m happy. America is the country of freedom and democracy, there are jobs opportunities, there is good education, and we are looking forward to having a good life over there,” al-Abboud said.

The family, who are from the Syrian city of Homs, had been living in Mafraq, a town north of Amman. He was unable to find work in Jordan, and the family was surviving on food coupons…….

FULL STORY HERE:

First Syrians leave for US under surge resettlement program | KRQE News 13

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