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Mon October 1, 2012
News Series: The Darjees: Following One Refugee Family in Their First Year in New Hampshire
New Hampshire’s refugee population has been growing over the past 2 decades. Overwhelmingly the one group that has been resettled more than any other in the past few years, has been the Bhutanese. Many had lived in refugee camps in Nepal for nearly two decades before being resettled. For New Hampshire Public Radio’s yearlong look at immigration, Keith Shields followed one family, the Darjees in their first year of living in the Granite State. He looked at how Ram, his wife Saraswarti and their daughter Angel, tried to adapt to their new freedoms, make their way through transportation and communication challenges and pay the bills as throughout the year they transitioned away from refugee benefits.