Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal, are speaking out for the first time together about their decision to sponsor an Iraqi refugee fleeing ISIS violence. The couple teamed up with George’s parents to help bring Hazim Avdal, a Yazidi refugee, to the United States.
In a wide-ranging interview for David Letterman’s Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” the Clooneys share how their lives intersected with Avdal. George had contacted Letterman about Avdal’s story following their initial interview and invited him to film and meet both his own parents and Avdal. 
“I remember being so struck by his courage but also just this amazing spirit and how he spoke about even after everything he’d lost, he spoke about a desire for justice, not revenge,” Amal said. “He spoke about his dream of one day studying in the U.S. and I know we all had the same thought which was, well, …
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