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Immigrant flood prompts plans for Guatemalan consulate here

Immigrant flood prompts plans for Guatemalan consulate here

A consulate staffer will visit Tucson next week to check out sites.

July 08, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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To Somali refugee in Tucson, home no longer feels like home

To Somali refugee in Tucson, home no longer feels like home

Editor’s note: Perla Trevizo reported this story as part of an exchange program to Kenya administered by the International Center for Journalists.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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US to let in 2,000 Syrian refugees, up from 90

WASHINGTON - With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States.

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Refugee youths talk of their lives, display talents

Refugee youths talk of their lives, display talents

Zamzam Hirsi, one of 26 refugee youths who became U.S. citizens at a ceremony Tuesday, had a simple message for her peers.

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Pima County OKs deal to sell sewer plant to Marana

The Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a settlement agreement with Marana over an ongoing wastewater dispute in a 4-1 vote Tuesday.

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Final talk in refugee series is July 5

Final talk in refugee series is July 5

Eh Ray Roe Paw, pictured at her graduation last year, will speak and serve as translator for her mother, Kan Myint, right. At left is Eh Ray Roe's father, Pa Taw.

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Final talk in refugee series is July 5

Final talk in refugee series is July 5

Next Thursday Academy Village will host the third and final talk in a series by refugees from troubled countries in south Asia and Africa who have settled in Tucson.

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Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

When 16-year-old Debora Lossou moved to Tucson from a refugee camp in Togo, Africa, three years ago, she was overwhelmed by loneliness.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

African refugee Debora Lossou, 16, speaks during a town hall meeting at the International Rescue Committee office on North Campbell Avenue. The IRC is working with the recently formed Refugee Youth Coalition.

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Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

Neighbors: Teen refugees form group to help others like them

Mon Chhetri, 19, left; Done Monger, 15; and Sarsawati Chhetri are refugees from Nepal. About 11,000 refugees from a variety of countries live in Tucson, and an estimated 800 move here every year.

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They work to keep the welcome mat out

Susan Scerbo and other volunteers with the Tucson International Alliance for Refugee Communities want to ensure that Tucson can continue to roll out the welcome mat to refugees.

September 30, 2010 12:00 am Related

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They work to keep the welcome mat out

They work to keep the welcome mat out

Susan Scerbo and other volunteers with the Tucson International Alliance for Refugee Communities want to ensure that Tucson can continue to roll out the welcome mat to refugees.

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