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Refugees Waiting Overseas in Limbo as US Shutdown Continuesi
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October 12, 2013 4:27 AM
The U.S. government shutdown has temporarily frozen resettlement of refugees in some parts of the United States. Dozens from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who hoped to arrive in the Midwest state of Missouri in October are in limbo abroad. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports from St. Louis, family members anxiously awaiting their arrival fear the longer the shutdown goes on, the less likely they will reach their destination.

Refugees Waiting Overseas in Limbo as US Shutdown Continues

Published October 12, 2013

The U.S. government shutdown has temporarily frozen resettlement of refugees in some parts of the United States. Dozens from Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who hoped to arrive in the Midwest state of Missouri in October are in limbo abroad. As VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports from St. Louis, family members anxiously awaiting their arrival fear the longer the shutdown goes on, the less likely they will reach their destination.


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