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Papy Sabiti won the Green Card lottery and left the Democratic Republic of Congo, where he worked as a doctor. But after arriving in the United States, he discovered he would face a number of hurdles in order to once again practice medicine in his new home.
Untapped Talents: Venezuelan couple trade medical and legal careers for food service and unloading boxes
After coming to the United States to escape a choked economy and volatile political environment in Venezuela, Eduardo and Rosa had the right to apply for work authorization from the U.S. government. Eduardo was a lawyer, and Rosa was a pediatrician in Venezuela. They obtained legal rights to work in the United States two years ago.
Imagine what it takes to go to college — and then maybe graduate school — to become an engineer, lawyer or doctor. Such careers bring prestige and provide reliable income pretty much everywhere across the globe.
When he showed up for the interview over evening tea, “Carlos” confidently walked into the room, his t-shirt and brown pants splattered with paint. He had just left his job.
In the third installment of The Citizen’s “Untapped Talent” series, Adil Abdulrahman tells his story of leaving behind his life as a telecommunications engineer in Iraq
In the second installment of The Citizen’s “Untapped Talent” series, Ako Talabani tells his story of winning the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program lottery only to find his advanced degrees from Iraq don’t translate into professional careers in the U.S.
The waning days of the year offer an opportunity for reflection — a quick check of what happened in the previous 12 months and how the community changed for better or worse. Of all the stories The Citizen published in 2019, these were the most shared, read and buzzed-about of the year.
And so it begins. Hopes for and speculation about the future abound, as does list-making for a fresh year. As we set off for the next 12 months, get ready for plenty of “20/20 vision” references. In that spirit, here are 20 questions (in no particular order) for 2020 that address issues that will likely shape Harrisonburg for the next decade and beyond.