Newsviews: Refugees in Chicago

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago is home to refugees from around the world. As they work rebuild their lives, they are now facing new challenges.

We spoke with RefugeeOne Policy and Communications Director Jims Porter, as well as Mapenzi Mweniaki a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nasir Zakaria, a refugee from Myanmar and the founder of the Rohingya Culture Center.

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