They are families in limbo. As the Syrian civil war continues to displace millions, many families arrive in Toledo incomplete. Legal intricacies make reunification a long and often frustrating process for family members separated by war. Backlogged systems, families with mixed immigration status, and shuttered embassies are just some
Monthly Archive:: December 2015
Fahed Martini and Gigi Sankary, a Syrian couple living in Toledo, are separated from their daughters who have been residing in Turkey, awaiting an interview for admission as refugees into the United States.
ADA, Ohio — When Habiburrahman Rahmani and Ali Shah Hasanzada return to Afghanistan after spending about 10 months at Ohio Northern University, they’ll bring a sharpened desire to spread democracy in their home country. The private university in a town with a population of 5,832 has become an educational destination
The ongoing war in Syria has produced an international refugee crisis, and forced many of the country’s citizens to flee by other means, such as seeking asylum. The war has also divided families, leaving some in Syria and the Middle East while those who have made it out to
Refugees, migrants, and asylum seekers. Those fleeing violence in Syria and across the Middle East arrive in their new countries through a variety of immigration methods. Much attention has been focused on refugees, those who have been designated by the United Nations as at risk of persecution in their