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Joplin organization helps legal refugees, immigrants settle

Fernanda Silva

Jan 4, 2024

JOPLIN - Jarman Menaca moved to Joplin last November. Things in Colombia, where he's from, were not easy.

"At the end of 2022, we experienced a family tragedy where my nephew-in-law was murdered, and from there, a long story unfolded in which we felt that our lives were under threat," says Meneca.

His focus then became finding a safe place for him and his daughter.

At the end of 2023, they became refugees in the United States. But starting anew in another country is not easy, especially when unable to speak English. "It's something complex, but we have technology, and that helps us," says Meneca. Read More.

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