This special episode of Media on the Radio follows my Dad and his work helping local refugees in Pittsburgh. We meet a Syrian family from Aleppo who beat the odds and made it to America, but they now face several other challenges. Some of the challenges include learning English, navigating a new city, and finding stable work.
My dad decided to get involved after the Trump Administration limited the number of refugees accepted in the US. Of the 65 million refugees in the world, Trump has set a limit of 45,000 refugees for 2018, which is half the number Obama accepted in 2016. Though, the real story is that the US is on track to accept only about 20,000 refugees by the end of the year, and of that number, a far smaller portion of Muslims because of the travel ban. For example, according to Reuters, only 48 individual Iraqis refugees have been accepted this year.
My dad was reluctant to let me do this story, but was convinced by the idea that it may help raise awareness and get others involved.
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