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    Thérèse Ononye and her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2, rest at the Portland Expo. She and her husband left the Congo in 2015 and her daughter was born in Brazil.

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    Thérèse Ononye feeds her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2.

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    Thérèse Ononye and her daughter Melissa Paoula Ononye, 2, sit on their cot at the Portland Expo.

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    Coco Ikoko poses for a portrait outside of the Portland Expo. He fled his home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo after he was told he would be arrested because of his involvement in an underground political group.

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    Coco Ikoko walks to the Portland Expo, where he is staying with other asylum seekers from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.

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    Coco Ikoko picks up his friend's child in the Portland Expo.

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    Milena Nzumba Makina's daughter Victoria sleeps in her crib at the Portland Expo. Makina was pregnant for most the of the journey to the United States. Her daughter was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.

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    Jean-Paul Kakweni Kingwala talks about his journey from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where he was a Red Cross worker before fleeing the country. He is staying at an emergency shelter for asylum seekers in Portland with his pregnant wife and one of his three children. The other two children were left behind.

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    A little girl plays with a stuffed animal on her cot at the Portland Expo. Asylum seekers have been living there for nearly two weeks.

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