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President Obama Tells Syrian Refugee ‘You’re Part of What Makes America Great’

President Barack Obama came to the defense of Syrian refugees on Wednesday night through a Facebook post made by his official account.

Originally, a man posted on the Humans of New York thread about his life as a Syrian refugee.

“I still think I have a chance to make a difference in the world,” the man is quoted as saying. “I have several inventions that I’m hoping to patent once I get to America. I just hope that it’s safe and that it’s a place where they respect science. I just want to get back to work. I want to be a person again. I don’t want the world to think I’m over. I’m still here.”

Shortly after, Obama responded to the man and offered him kind words of support.

“As a husband and a father, I cannot even begin to imagine the loss you’ve endured,” Obama said. “You and your family are an inspiration.”

“Welcome to your new home. You’re part of what makes America great,” added the president.

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