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Future of Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Illinois Uncertain

The journey from Syria to the sunlit living room in a modest, sparsely furnished north Chicago apartment has been a long and arduous one for Asmat Khalil Dado and his family. It began in 2011, in another living room, in a residential neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. That’s when the war came home to Dado. “There were planes that were dropping bombs, helicopters that were dropping barrel bombs every day,” Dado said, his fingers pointing to the sky. “We didn’t know when disaster would...

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