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01/26/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Florida receives the largest number of refugees in the country, about 25,000 every year, says Hiram Ruiz director of the state's Refugee Services Program in the Department of Children and Families.

The program assists refugees in the resettlement process. Refugees face barriers when they are arrive including the language barrier, Ruiz says. Another barrier is the different cultural context. Many of the refugees have lived in a rural setting in their home country or have lived in refugee ...

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