On June 8, 2005, Haider Al-Ashwan marched into the Robert A. Young Federal Building in downtown St. Louis for an interview with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. An Iraqi by birth, Al-Ashwan fled Saddam Hussein's brutal rule in 1991 during the tumult that followed Operation Desert Storm. He soon landed in a Saudi Arabian refugee camp before being granted entry to the United States as a... More >>>