Isabelle Taft/The Sacramento Bee

Hanah Jasim watches her son Zain Jabbar, 11, swear allegiance to the United States during the Children's Citizenship Ceremony on Wednesday at Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum. Jasim fled Baghdad as a refugee in May 2008 with Zain, her mother and her two older children. Her husband had worked for the U.S. government in Iraq; in March 2007, terrorists killed him at the family’s home. Zain witnessed his father’s murder.

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