Dmitriy Model came to Jacksonville to escape religious and ethnic persecution in the Soviet Union. Saman Soleymani came to escape the front lines of the Iran-Iraq War. Now the two are co-owners of the Avecina urgent care company.
Starting over in a new land was not easy. But Jean Francois Alcindor says Americans share a common bond: We are all immigrants, regardless of when — or why — we came to this country.