Immigrants Cope With Tornado Destruction Of New Homes

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Among the many people who lost their homes in the tornadoes last week were families who'd recently moved to western Massachusetts from Turkey, Russia, Somalia, the Middle East, as well as Bhutan and other South Asian nations.

In West Springfield, about 90 of these recent immigrants are now living in a dorm on the fairgrounds at the Eastern States Exposition — otherwise known as the Big E. As WFCR's Jill Kaufman reports, most were still in the early stages of building their new lives in America when the tornadoes struck.

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This program aired on June 10, 2011.


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