“I worked with an immigrant from Congo, Africa and I apologized to him for everything that was going on during this very scary, political time. He grasped my hand and said, ‘I don’t care about what is going on in America or with the president. I believed in the American dream when I waited 12 years to get here while living in a refugee camp. I still believe in that dream, and nothing about your politics is going to change that.”
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