Bassmah Abukouydeer, left, and Nifeen Al Awad, hug alongside fellow Syrian refugees at their new Fresno school in 2016.
Bassmah Abukouydeer, left, and Nifeen Al Awad, hug alongside fellow Syrian refugees at their new Fresno school in 2016. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
Bassmah Abukouydeer, left, and Nifeen Al Awad, hug alongside fellow Syrian refugees at their new Fresno school in 2016. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

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