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Abdul Alkekhai sits with his son, Zean Alkekhai, as he shares his experiences and fears as a Syrian refugee on Wednesday Jan. 29, 2014 at The Mango House.
Photo by McKenzie Lange/Aurora Sentinel

‘It’s been really heartbreaking to look in the eyes of our community members when they say ‘My 18-year-old son was supposed to come in one week … is that really not happening?” said Jill Fricker, executive director of the Colorado African Organization. ‘And our response is, ‘The way we understand it, that is not happening.”


Protestors sit in the middle of Colfax Avenue in downtown Denver on Nov 11. A march through Denver was organized to protest the recent election of Donal Trump on Nov. 8. 

Photo by Michael Ortiz/ Aurora Sentinel

“Initially we were a little more hopeful the rhetoric was just that, but when you look at the people he is surrounding himself with, who will influence him, it doesn’t alleviate any concerns, that’s for sure” — Jennifer Piper, interfaith organizer for the American Friends Service Committee