UNSUNG HEROES: Five Reasons Why Kenyans Who Host Diversity Immigrant Visa (Green Card) Winners are Unsung Heroes.

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It is that time of the year when most of us Kenyans living in the United States and in Canada are reminded of the vast differences between our adoptive countries and our biological one. The trees are changing from summer green to vibrant yellow, orange and burgundy colors that signal the change of season from hot, bikini and short shorts to chilly, boots and scarves. Stores and neighborhood are filled with scary skeletony spookiness, while pumpkin spiced latte is the go to drink for Starbucks snobs.

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