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    Immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Delphin and Nadine Pembele, representing In Her Presence, turned out at Portland Public Library for the opening of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center on Preble Street.

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    Immigration center board member Mary Allen Lindemann and interim Executive Director Alain Claude Nahimana.

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    Jessica Esch of United Way of Greater Portland, designer Ebenezer Akakpo, Mufalo Chitam of Empower the Immigrant Woman, Parivash Rohani of Education Is Not a Crime and Anita Verna Crofts.

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    Liz Greason of Maine Intercultural Communication Consultants and dress designer Adele Ngoy of Women United Around the World at the opening of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center on Preble Street.

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    Randi Groewald of Maine Immigrant Rights Coalition and Zoe Sahloul, executive director of New England Arab American Organization at the opening of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center on Preble Street.

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    Immigration center board member Dwight Sholes and Liz Harvey, an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor.

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    Lauress Lawrence of Elmina B. Sewall Foundation and Micky Bondo of In Her Presence.

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    Sonia Irambona, member of New Mainers Tenants’ Association, and Philemon Dushimire of the Maine Bridge Project. Supporters of immigrant initiatives celebrated the opening of the Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center during an event at Portland Public Library.

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    Antony Bazia and Ann B. Smith of Project Bazia, which works with asylum seekers in Portland high schools.

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