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May 19, 2009

Raya And Bashar

Raya Asee is an Iraqi refugee living in Sweden. Dick spoke with her last fall and all Raya could talk about was her 10-year-old son, Bashar. She'd had to leave him with extended family in Jordan when she'd gone to Europe to seek refugee status. The two had not seen one another for a year and a half. 

Now all of Raya's paperwork has gone through, and just a couple of weeks ago, she was at the airport in Stockholm when Bashar stepped off the plane. Bashar and Raya talk with Dick about what it was like to see one another again, and how they're adjusting to life in Sweden.

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