Haytham Bolas, Maha Ibrahem, Nadm Ibrahem

Iraqi refuges, from left, Haytham Bolas, Maha Ibrahem and her sister Nadm walk through a residential neighborhood in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100102211172" title="El Cajon" href="/topic/us/california/san-diego-county-%28california%29/el-cajon-PLGEO100100102211172.topic">El Cajon</a>. The sisters fled with their parents because of religious persecution after their brother was kidnapped and never seen again. Maha said of her family's language and employment frustrations in America,  "Life is worse here but we have nothing to go back for."
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( Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times / February 23, 2010 )

Iraqi refuges, from left, Haytham Bolas, Maha Ibrahem and her sister Nadm walk through a residential neighborhood in El Cajon. The sisters fled with their parents because of religious persecution after their brother was kidnapped and never seen again. Maha said of her family's language and employment frustrations in America, "Life is worse here but we have nothing to go back for."

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