Syrians seeking safety in our country is not a new issue.

I’ve had the privilege of helping Syrians remain legally in the US since 2011, the start of the Syrian civil war. The majority of my clients are doctors, not terrorists. They are contributing enormously to our country through scientific research and medical advances that benefit us all. It breaks their hearts that they can no longer return home as they had planned to do at the end of residency or fellowship. Now many of their friends and family are dead for protesting Al Assad or fighting ISIS. Their homes are leveled. There are no hospitals for them to work in.
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