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Congolese refugees adjust to life in Omaha

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 14:40:06-05

Getting in the door to America as a refugee is a certain kind of miracle, fewer than one percent of the world's refugees do. And once they are here, it doesn't get much easier as refugees work to hold on to traditions of their own and work to build a future in the United States. 

Congolese refugees Salima Juma and Sadiki Ngoma came to America with their family to flee violence and war.

Once they arrived in Omaha, they had to deal with poor housing, finding work and going to school in a new country. Still, they say they like America because of the opportunity of a better future for the family.