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From War Zone to Honor Society: Fadi Koria’s Story

Fadi Koria’s family left Iraq six years ago, but he still remembers seeing signs of war, including a militia, in his homeland. First, through Turkey, where they lived in refuge, with him and his sister lacking access to education, then to the United States and his current home, Fadi still remembers what it was like to grow up in Iraq. “I left my country due to the hardships...

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Virtual Citizenship Preparation Classes Offered

Virtual Citizenship Preparation Classes  Fall classes begin Tuesday, October 6, 2020. To enroll, please call our office at (586) 722-7253 to speak to someone in the Immigration Department! Class Sessions: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 AM- 12 PM or 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM via ZOOM. For more information on classes offered at the Chaldean Community Foundation, click here!  

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Stateside: Iraqi deportations continue; life as a NICU nurse; building schools to stop mass shooters

On August 6, Jimmy Al-Daoud of Sterling Heights died in Iraq. Al-Daoud, who’d lived in the United States since he was an infant, was deported in June as the federal government cracked down on non-citizens who had broken the law. His family said he may have died from a lack of insulin to treat his diabetes. Al-Daoud’s remains are expected to arrive back in Michigan for burial...

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Tonight’s candlelight vigil meant to comfort the family and raise awareness

Jimmy Al-Daoud was not an American citizen. But he was part of a family, who traveled to the United States lawfully in 1979 when he was just a baby and was then raised in America by a woman who became a citizen in hopes of a better life for her children. He was also part of a Christian community whose members knew what it was like to flee a country for fear of being...

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Michigan House Democrats plan vigil for Iraqi man who died after deportation

Michigan Democratic Reps. Andy Levin and Brenda Lawrence will lead a vigil Thursday evening for a diabetic Michigan man who was deported to Iraq and died after he was unable to obtain insulin. Jimmy Aldaoud, who spoke no Arabic and was brought to the U.S. as a toddler, reportedly was also diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and was a Chaldean Christian, a persecuted...

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PRESS ADVISORY: Reps. Levin and Lawrence to Host Vigil for Jimmy Aldaoud and Call for End to Iraqi Deportations

Congressman Andy Levin (MI-09) and Congresswoman Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) tomorrow evening will join the family of Jimmy Aldaoud, a Michigan Chaldean man who was deported to Iraq in June and died on August 6th of a diabetic crisis, for a vigil honoring his life and memory at the Chaldean Community Foundation in Sterling Heights. Mr. Aldaoud, who had never been to Iraq and...

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