Iraqi Refugee Discusses Relocation to Boise

The first wave of Iraqi refugees started arriving in the United States in June. In April, the State Department pledged to accept 7,000 Iraqi refugees by the end of this year. Iraqi refugee Zeyad Abdel Okhowa, whose family recently relocated from Iraq to Boise, Idaho, talks with Deborah Amos. Abdel Okhowa fled with his wife and two children after his brother was killed by militias in Iraq.

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