Some say the American Dream is dying . . .
. . . but you better not tell that to these folks.
Link courtesy of my younger daughter.
“To our family, this is very important,” he says, surveying the Grand Forks property that became his family’s about eight months ago. “We were without a home for so long.”
Since 2012, six international refugee families brought to Grand Forks by Lutheran Social Services’ New Americans program have bought homes here. With mastery of English, gainful employment and steps toward citizenship, home ownership ranks as a major milestone. . . .
Shyam, 35, and most of the Rai family came to Grand Forks in 2008 after 17 years in a bleak refugee camp in Nepal, where they fled when they and tens of thousands of other Bhutanese were forced from their country.