Aboukhater was in math class when she heard the first bombs go off in Aleppo and realized the city would never be the same.
Layla Aboukhater, MCAS ’18, a student from Syria, said the situation was bad for Syrian refugees even before Trump’s order.
In tandem with Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead and Provost David Quigley, Boston College president Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. issued a statement late Sunday night condemning President Donald Trump’s executive order banning the entry of refugees from seven Muslim-majority nations.
Even when policymakers claim that refugees are free to leave camps to find work and housing, often such necessities are difficult to access.
In war-torn Syria, spurts of electricity offer an escapist glimpse into another world.