Helal Sousi, left, and Maher Al Najjar with their son Abdul Kareem Al Najjar, 10, and their daughter, Rama Al Najjar, 17, in Lexington. The Al Najjar family, along with an adult son, came to the United States in 2015 after they fled Syria and spent years in a Jordanian refugee camp. Two adult married daughters also made it out of Syria and are living in the Middle East.
Helal Sousi, left, and Maher Al Najjar with their son Abdul Kareem Al Najjar, 10, and their daughter, Rama Al Najjar, 17, in Lexington. The Al Najjar family, along with an adult son, came to the United States in 2015 after they fled Syria and spent years in a Jordanian refugee camp. Two adult married daughters also made it out of Syria and are living in the Middle East. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
Helal Sousi, left, and Maher Al Najjar with their son Abdul Kareem Al Najjar, 10, and their daughter, Rama Al Najjar, 17, in Lexington. The Al Najjar family, along with an adult son, came to the United States in 2015 after they fled Syria and spent years in a Jordanian refugee camp. Two adult married daughters also made it out of Syria and are living in the Middle East. Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com

‘They just want to live.’ Local Syrian family doesn’t understand rejection of battle-weary refugees.

February 01, 2017 12:06 PM