Majed works for Washington’s immigrant-chef kitchen, Foodhini.
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The Syrian refugee, who cooks for a meal delivery service called Foodhini, starts his working day around 2 a.m. That way he doesn't have to spend his days over a hot stove without being able to drink water.Abdalraheem has faced far greater challenges: A native of the Syrian city of Deraa the birthplace of the Syrian revolution – he was working as a chef in Damascus when he decided to flee his war-torn homeland in 2013 . He ended up as a refugee in neighboring Jordan, where he married his wife, Walaa Jadallah, a distant relative from Syria and a fellow refugee.Life in Jordan was expensive, and as a refugee, Abdalraheem wasn't allowed to work legally.As the campaign reached full swing, so did the rhetoric surrounding immigrants and refugees, propelled by presidential candidate Donald Trump.Just before iftar time – the evening meal to break the Ramadan fast – a neighbor knocks on the door.He's brought several dishes to share, a gesture of Ramadan kindness that will be reciprocated by Abdalraheem and his wife in the coming days.Their whole apartment complex is filled with immigrants and refugees from around the world.
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