DiscoverThis American Life693: Abdi the American
693: Abdi the American

693: Abdi the American

Update: 2020-02-0963
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We return to our story about Abdi Nor from 2015, with some big news about his life today. When we first broadcast the story, Abdi was a Somali refugee living in Kenya desperately trying – against long odds – to get to the United States. Then he got the luckiest break of his life: he won a lottery that puts him on a short list for a U.S. visa. But before he could cash in his golden ticket, the police started raiding his neighborhood, targeting refugees.
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Alex Mercedes

ohh...my heart. what an uplifting story. welcome Abdi!!

Feb 12th
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Russell lee

why anyone would want to come here is beyond me. Kenya is actually nice. hed be safer there. here they here an accent and immediately want to deport you. frequently to a nation you've never been to and dont know the language. VOTE BLUE NO MATTER WHO

Feb 12th
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Pirate Tom

so exciting to see this update in my queue, Golden Ticket is one of my favorite episodes of TAL.

Feb 10th
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BC

moving

Feb 10th
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