| Abdul Saboor
Refugee from Afghanistan
Oil on canvas 40 x 30"
Like his older brother before him, Abdul Saboor worked
as an interpreter for the U.S. Special Forces who arrived in Kabul
to rid his country of the hated Taliban. But he couldnt tell
his friends where he worked. A growing number of locals viewed the
Americans as foreign invaders" and targeted Afghans
including Abduls family who worked for them. His older
brother was granted refugee status and moved to the U.S. in 2008.
It took five more years for Abduls application to be accepted.
By that time, he had a wife. They arrived in Syracuse where he works
for a nonprofit, helping settle other refugees while getting a masters
degree in public administration at Syracuse University. Having seen
nothing but destruction and corruption growing up, he wants to learn
all about good government and be a part of it.
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