Buffalo Refugee Reunites with Bride

1:41 AM, Nov 9, 2012   |    comments
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BUFFALO, NY - An East African refugee who now calls the Queen City home was reunited with his wife after a two year struggle.

Seven years ago, Abrar Haji fled from his homeland in Eritrea.  The east African country has a reputation for persecuting its own people.  He lived in a refugee camp in neighboring Ethiopia for five years.

During that time, he married an Ethiopian citizen, but had to leave the country when he was resettled in the United States.

Abrar found a home in Buffalo and enlisted the help of Immigration Attorney Jennifer Rizzo with Journey's End Refugee Services.  For the past two years, Rizzo has gathered the necessary documentation and worked with the U.S and Ethiopian Embassies to bring Abrar's wife to Buffalo.

Channel Two's Maryalice Demler was at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport when she arrived this week. 


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