( CNN) Hasel Afshar moved from Iran to the US seven years ago as a refugee. In that time, he’s had his share of run-ins with xenophobes who’s hollered at him to go back to our own countries or threatened him with violence.

The house in Troutdale, Oregon, had been plundered and laced with graffiti.

The vandals smashed his door with an ax, slashed his furniture, and spray-painted graffiti everywhere.