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Reema's Story: 18 year-old Iraqi refugee, Four-Year Baltimore resident and soccer M.V.P. at Patterson High School

Reema's Story: 18 year-old Iraqi refugee, Four-Year Baltimore resident and soccer M.V.P. at Patterson High School

When we first arrived in Baltimore, my parents wanted to move to another city, to Chicago. They didn't really like it here but after Soccer Without Borders, they saw we knew people, so they were like, 'OK, we'll stay.' I play forward. I was MVP last year at Patterson High. After high school, I want to go to the police academy. That's my dream. I need to apply for the cadets now, but they say I've got to be a US citizen, so I've got to apply for that. I'm supposed to apply for citizenship right now, so when they approve it I can pass the test. I don't feel behind in school and my grades are good. Me and my brother are both in ROTC. It's a class if you want to go be in the Air Force....

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