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Almothana Alhamoud (second from left) with his family in Chicago. From left to right are his sister, Fatina; their father, Abdel Bari; their mother, Alia; and his other sister, Rowan. Alhamoud earned a computer engineering degree in Syria, but when he came to the U.S., he initially worked as a cashier. The group Upwardly Global helped him find a job in IT. Deb Amos/NPR hide caption

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How One U.S. Group Turns Migrants Into Employees

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Third-year dental student Alex Dolbik checks the oral health of a patient at the Refugee Health Clinic in San Antonio. Wendy Rigby/Texas Public Radio hide caption

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In Texas, Students Help Provide Health Care For Refugees

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On the rescue ship Aquarius, Sarah Giles cares for a refugee from Senegal who was crossing the Mediterranean in an inflatable rubber boat. Giles is a doctor with Doctors Without Borders. Andrè Liohn/Courtesy of MSF hide caption

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On Rescue Boat, Doctor Cares For Refugees Whose Journeys 'Defy Belief'

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Osama and Ghada sit on the deck of their home in Princeton, N.J. They and their children are refugees from Syria and have been resettled with help from the Nassau Presbyterian Church. Jake Naughton for NPR hide caption

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After Trump's Election, Uncertainty For Syrian Refugees In The U.S.

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Mohamed Gabril, a refugee who became an American citizen, works at a Somali-owned grocery in Utica, N.Y. He's convinced the U.S. Constitution will protect him from any backlash under Donald Trump. Brian Mann/NCPR hide caption

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In Upstate New York, A Refugee Haven Prepares For Trump Presidency

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A counterdemonstrator holds a sign during a gathering in New York City to show solidarity with Syrian and Iraqi refugees last year. Donald Trump's hard-line campaign rhetoric singled out Syrian refugees. "If I win," he told a New Hampshire rally, "they are going back." Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Refugees And Advocates, An Anxious Wait For Clarity On Trump's Policy

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A family disembarks from the Topaz Responder, a rescue ship, Oct. 27 at Brindisi in southern Italy. The ship arrived with 347 migrants and refugees from Central Africa and Syria following a rescue operation off the Libyan coast. Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italy Becomes A Leading Destination For Migrants, Matching Greece

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The Detroit area is the No. 1 destination in the state for Syrian refugees, but a local leader says it's time for that to stop. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Michigan Community Clashes Over Embrace Of Immigrants

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Refuge Coffee is a nonprofit gourmet food truck that employees refugees resettled in Clarkston, Ga., and provides job training and networking opportunities within the community. Anjali Enjeti for NPR hide caption

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Marsha Lewis, a semi-retired teacher, is one of the volunteers helping Syrian refugee Fadi al-Asmi, standing in the kitchen of Hartford's City Steam Brewery. Asmi, who co-owned a pastry shop in Damascus, now makes desserts at this Hartford cafe. Courtesy of Richard Groothuis hide caption

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For Syrian Refugees In Connecticut, A Helping Hand From Private Volunteers

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Qui Nguyen wrote Vietgone to tell the story of his parents' meeting at a Vietnamese refugee camp in Arkansas in 1975. Jesse Dittmar/Courtesy of Qui Nguyen hide caption

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'Vietgone': A Sex Comedy About Mom, Dad And Refugee Camps

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A century ago, many new immigrants to the United States ended up returning home. And it often took a while for those who stayed to learn English and integrate into American society. Chad Riley/Getty Images hide caption

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The Huddled Masses And The Myth Of America

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