When my constituents who are from Turkey started telling me about the plight of the Turkish people, it became more and more concerning.
And then, when I was asked by a leader of the Turkish community which I’ve known for a number of years now to come and see for myself what was going on, I was more than open to be a witness to what was happening to friends and family members of my constituents here in Upper Darby.
The stories of how they were persecuted in their country and the great lengths and the danger that they went through in order to escape–no one would put themselves through that level of danger had they not faced the level of persecution that they were facing in their country.
I had many moments where I was in tears. I guess the most emotional moment for me was the story of the young girl whose mother was drowning…