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International Rescue Committee

San Diego Center Gives Hope, Aid to Refugees

This post originally appeared on the White House Blog on Aug., 7 2012.

Arriving in the United States is just the start of the journey for refugees like Alaa, an engineer from Iraq. Unable to find a job, his first few months in America were a struggle, as he tried to cover his most basic needs. Alaa was eager for a job – any job – to become self-sufficient while he studied to resume work as an engineer in a new country.

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