Iraqi refugees recently arrived in the US, Aydi Hawal (not his real name), his wife, his brother and his brother's wife, skype with their parents who are still in Iraq. The parents and an older brother have applied for resettlement to the US as well. The parent's application has been approved and they are waiting for the security clearance to come to the US. The brother's initial security check was denied, but the family does not understand why. Hawal and his family in the US are extremely anxious about their family who remain in Iraq because of on-going violence and threats. The separation is difficult for all members of the family.
West Bloomfield, MI, USA.