A Somali woman wearing a purple headscarf answers the phone in an office with American flags and East Africa map on the wall.


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In the early 2000s, the United States resettled thousands of Somali Bantu, a group of marginalized tribes who have faced years of discrimination. Nearly 20 years later, many of their adult children are facing the unimaginable: deportation to Somalia. 

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Hawa Abo answers a phone call at the Somali Bantu Community Center in Lewiston, Maine, June 1, 2015. 


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