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Puou talked about life back home: “We don’t have good hospitals. We don’t have good schools, not even good roads,” he said. “United States is helping. It’s changing our lives and we hope we’re going to be a better people.”

Deng said he’s had trouble sleeping because “I just (keep) thinking about what’s going to happen to us.”

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