In my line of work, you often get people who are looking for a better, safer life for themselves and their family. The phone often rings when things get bad.
In this case, an Egyptian man – I’ll call him Sameh – telephoned around the time of the Egyptian Revolution and asked how he and his family could immigrate to the United States. He loved Egypt, but he told me he’d had enough of the violence and political uncertainty. He wanted out fast.
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