Syrian Refugee in NJ Pleads with Government to Help Family Move to U.S.

NJTV News | November 19, 2015 | More Issues
Young woman worries about father, mother and brother living in area under fire from government troops and ISIS

While one New Jersey resident – Gov. Chris Christie – wants to prohibit Syrian refugees from relocating to the Garden State, another desperately hopes some of them will be able to come here, and quickly, because their lives are in danger.

Twenty-six-year-old Sandy Khabbazeh came to New Jersey last year from Aleppo in northern Syria, a battleground between the government’s army and the ISIS.

“I love America,” she says. “America is my new home.”

Now she’s desperately hoping that her family – her mother, father and brother, can join her in New Jersey, where she was taken in by the pastor of Ponds Reformed Church in Oakland.

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