Burmese/Myanmar Americans

Burmese Refugee Immigration

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    Uncertainty is growing for these refugees living in Thailand.About 140,000 people are living in camps near the border,escaping persecution in Eastern Myanmar,home to one of the world's longest running civil wars.For six decades authorities have been fighting ethnic minorityrebels wanting greater autonomy.

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    Burmese soldiers forced us to work for them,like carrying stones to build roads.If you weren't able to work for them,then we would have to pay them money.As well as widespread forced labor,human rights groups had documented rape, torture,and execution by the country's military.They say the army continues to deliberately target civilians,

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    laying landmines and burning down villages,yet the Thai government recently upped its rhetoricabout closing down the camps followingMyanmar's first elections in 20 years last November.Rights groups say this would be premature.There is ...

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