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    Eddy Kadima, Anna Pemba and her son Joshua are living in Lewiston seeking asylum from Angola.

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    Dr. Godefroy Watchiba, a native of Democratic Republic of Congo, worked as an infectious disease and HIV specialist in his native country before he immigrated to the United States. When he first came here, he was homeless, and stayed at a Portland shelter and received General Assistance benefits. He is now going to school to get certification as an ultrasound technician.

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    Multilingual signs are posted inside the General Assistance office in Portland.

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    Ayman Musa studies English in Portland.

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    Multilingual signs are posted inside the General Assistance office in Portland. The recent surge of asylum seekers from Central African countries is putting additional strain on Maine General Assistance programs.

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    Musa, 22, a native of Darfur, wants to study, work and contribute as soon as he can.

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    New to the United States and facing legal, financial and cultural challenges, Ayman Musa lives in Portland. Musa, 22, a native of Darfur, wants to study, work and contribute as soon as he can.

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    Eddy Kadima, left, Anna Pemba, her son Joshua Pemba, and Vanessa Stasse say their goodbyes outside the Maine People's Alliance. Kadeyma and Pemba are both living in Lewiston seeking asylum from Angola.

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