African refugee dad, daughter reunited in Utah for first time since 2004


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  • Rock Of The Marne Phoenix, AZ
    June 25, 2011 1:22 p.m.

    Years ago I work for Job Service in Utah in downtown Salt Lake City. In the same building was the Job Service workers who had been refuges themselves (mostly war refuge from Cambodia and Bosnia) and were now helping newly arrived refuges find work. I got to know some them well and the stories they told should make us all kiss the ground everyday and thank our lucky stars that we were born in such a great and peaceful country as this. Those same people such as Mr. Ismail and his daughter are like our ancestors who have sacrificed so much to get here and as such deserve our respect, those are the same people who have given up much, hoped and dreamed much and have made American great since its founding. Best of luck to Mr. Ismail and his daughter, I wish them much success and happiness in their lives and God Bless America which indeed is still a beacon to those in tempest tossed war torn lands; let us not take our good fortune for granted and honor her and serve her when we have the chance.

  • Jazz Cop San Francisco, CA
    June 25, 2011 11:21 a.m.

    hallellllllllllllllllllugiah--poor man was victim to terrorists.

  • On the other hand Spanish Fork, UT
    June 25, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    Best of luck to both of you!

  • Rob Logan, UT
    June 25, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    That is a wonderful story. Welcome to America. I wish you many happy years to come finally being together again.

  • Hey It's Me Salt Lake City, UT
    June 25, 2011 8:14 a.m.

    Here is someone who came to our country the right way. . . legally, with paper work done etc. Welcome to your new home.

  • lsteinbentley South Jordan, UT
    June 24, 2011 11:43 p.m.

    This was a heartwarming story. I wish them the best and I agree with Idris, God bless this Country.