The Methboubs, a family the Monitor has followed since 2002, have been devastated by the imprisonment of one son who says he's being held on false charges.
Syrian-born Omar Kurdi of Irvine, Calif., became a US citizen at age 15. A student activist, he gives much weight to the candidates’ foreign-policy stances, especially in Iraq and the Middle East.
The émigrés, many of whom fled persecution in their own lands, form the country’s first professional team made up entirely of refugees.
Both candidates would likely draw from previous administrations to build their teams.
Why is the Department of Defense getting so much money and personnel to carry out the mission?
McCain has the experience, but Obama may be more open to Pentagon advice.