Refugees in Colorado Springs gather to celebrate safety, work and freedom

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For Iraqi Nazeeh Rashid, it’s the basics – safety, work – that make America better than his native country.

“My kids in my country would be scared,” he said. “We got life. If you safe, you do anything. You sleeping, you working – a lot of different things.”

Rashid, 31, his wife and their two children arrived in Colorado Springs last year as part of a resettlement program by Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains. He said he’s grateful for all that has been given to him: a job, an apartment and freedom.

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