“It doesn’t come up frequently but I think once people start talking about it and saying my parents were refugees too, it will change their thinking,” Halabi said.
The refugee ban is something Halabi and others consider “insulting and visceral.” It’s taken as an attack on people who just wanted to make a better life for their families, he said.
“I wouldn’t have had the education or opportunities if my parents hadn’t taken that chance,” Halabi said.
Now, Halabi said, he is trying to protect the chance his parents gave him when they left so he can make an even better life for his two kids. It’s why he said he was out protesting on Sunday.
“So, I’m here with my sign that says ‘I stand with these two cuties,’” he said of his son and daughter.
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