In the community

Future in doubt for Ontario refugee center

Madja Osman, a native of Sudan, moved to the U.S. with her family five years ago to flee the crisis in Libya. Her family resettled in Twin Falls and moved to Ontario. Since then, she has been a regular client at the Welcome Center. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – Jaafar Sadeq sat attentively next to an older man seeking help for a job. 

Sadeq, who has professionally worked on computer hardware and cybersecurity, lives in Ontario with his wife and three children.

He works part-time for the city’s nascent refugee Welcome Center and full-time for Walmart. Eventually, Sadeq wants to get a U.S. college degree in computer science engineering to use his skills and eventually work for a big tech company.

Four years ago Sadeq, 29, was living . . .