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Roundy Elementary School Principal Shane Rosenberg, left, speaks with school district family liaisons Georgina Buendia-Cruz and Biak Thang, right, in Columbus Junction, Iowa on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Rosenberg said the school had long been accustomed to educating the children of the Mexicans, Hondurans and El Salvadorans who came to work at the sprawling Tyson Foods pork processing plant that sits outside this town of 2,000. But then, Tyson informed school leaders that a new group of workers was coming - the Chin, a largely Christian ethnic minority who were fleeing their homeland in western Myanmar to avoid persecution. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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