“Growing up, my family didn’t have a house … I used to daydream about a home to call our own”: A conversation with Architectural Technology student Ali Alshaban
- By Kelly Jordet
- Photos by Kelly Jordet
- January 20, 2021
Where are you originally from?
That question is a bit complicated! I was born in Iraq, but we left when I was five or six years old because our country was at war. We moved to Palestine, where my grandfather lived. We then moved to Syria, then to Greece and Cypress for four years, and Turkey for three years. Finally, in 2005 we were able to immigrate to America and settled in Sacramento, CA. We only lived in CA for two years before coming to East Grand Forks. My entire family, along with my uncles and grandfather, all moved to EGF with us.