Ekhlas Ahmed Speaks at a Rally in Maine

“It shouldn’t matter that they are 10,000 miles away. It shouldn’t matter that they speak a different language or that they are of a different race. It shouldn’t matter that their governments might be to blame. It shouldn’t matter that they practice a different religion. We welcome Syrian refugees.”

Ekhlas Ismail Ahmed

State: Maine City of Residence: Portland, Maine Country of origin: Sudan Arrival in the U.S.: 2005 Ms. Ekhlas Ahmed was forced to flee the outbreak of civil war in Sudan with her mother, father, and three younger brothers in 2003. Her family was resettled to Portland, Maine, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Sociology from the […]