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Midwest farm town, transformed by immigration, thrives

 Reuters 25 June 2019

Two years ago, Bozi Kiekie taught English at a university in the Congo. Although he liked his work, he wasn't earning enough to make a good life for his family. (2663 Words) - By Mary Wisniewski and Christine Stebbins


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Diego Flores is lifted up to play with a U.S. flag set up for a Cinco de Mayo celebration in Beardstown, Illinois, May 5, 2019. There are approximately 900 immigrant workers from 34 countries employed in Beardstown at the Cargill meat packing plant and most are willing to work hard at just about anything for a better life in the United States.  Photo: REUTERS/Jim Young

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