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Meet the Mastos: a Syrian family searching for their place in Middle America

Last year, the Masto family arrived in the United States. They live in Cincinnati, Ohio. But is there a place for them in Trump's America?

By Wendell Steavenson   October 2017

I first met the Masto family in Lebanon in the spring of 2016. I was reporting on Syrian refugees and met Ibtisam, the mother, at the farmers’ market where she had a stall selling different kinds of kibbeh, the Middle Eastern dish of bulgur wheat pastry, usually stuffed with lamb and onions. She and her six children had fled Jisr al-Shughur, a city in the north of…

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