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    Thérèse Ononye and and her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2, on their cot at the Portland Expo. Ononye and her husband left the Congo in 2015 and Melissa was born in Brazil.

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    Thérèse Ononye feeds her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2, on their cot at the Portland Expo on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Ononye and her husband left the Congo in 2015 and Melissa was born in Brazil.

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    Thérèse Ononye and and her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2, on their cot at the Portland Expo on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Ononye and her husband left the Congo in 2015 and Melissa was born in Brazil.

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    Coco Ikoko poses for a portrait outside of the Portland Expo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. He fled his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo after he was told he would be arrested because of his involvement in an underground political group.

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    Coco Ikoko walks to the Portland Expo where he is staying with other asylum seekers from the Congo and Angola on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Ikoko fled his home in the Congo after he was informed of his pending arrest because of his involvement in an underground political group.

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    Coco Ikoko picks up his friend's child in the Portland Expo where his is living with other asylum seekers from the Congo and Angola on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Ikoko fled his home in the Congo after he was informed he would be arrested because of his involvement in an underground political group.

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    Milena Nzumba Makina's daughter, Victoria, sleeps in her crib next to her cot at the Portland Expo on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Makina was pregnant for most the of the journey to the United States. Victoria was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Nzumba Makina crossed the Rio Grande River with her.

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    Jean-Paul Kakweni Kingwala talks about his journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was a Red Cross worker before fleeing the country. He is staying at an emergency shelter for asylum seekers in Portland with his pregnant wife and one of his three children. The other two children were left behind.

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    A little girl plays with a stuffed animal on her cot at the Portland Expo. Asylum seekers, mostly from Congo and Angola, have been living at the overflow space at the Portland Expo for nearly two weeks.

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