The very idea of school puts a huge smile on Majed Al-Rachdan’s face. Having spent the last three years scraping by in a Jordanian refugee camp before his family was granted amnesty in the United States, the 18-year-old didn’t have much time for class.
Now he, his parents, and six of his siblings are settling into new lives in a four-bedroom home in Hamtramck. Al-Rachdan is quickly absorbing English, taking classes to prepare for his GED exam, and since the family arrived here this past August, he has picked up occasional side jobs to save up enough to buy a laptop. | Read more here.