Why one Syrian refugee wanted to come to the U.S.

An American poet living in Athens, Greece, was helping Syrian refugees as they arrived by boat, on their way to other countries. She met a 26 year old Syrian man who told her he wanted to settle in the United States. “If I go to Germany, I will never be a German. If I go to France, I will never be French. But if I go to America, I will become an American.”

(A.E. Stallings writing in the Hudson Review)

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