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Iraqi refugee flees death threats and builds life in Chicago

Chicagoan Yaghdan Hameid was the original inspiration behind Kirk Johnson's The List Project. After working as a program officer with USAID in Baghdad, Yaghdan realized his partnership with the U.S. government was putting his family's life in danger. After an alarming death threat, he and his wife relocated to Chicago’s Western suburbs. Now they have a young child and are starting to build a new life. Yaghdan shares his story.

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