Grad student shares insights on Burmese refugees in Iowa meatpacking town

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Grad student shares insights on Burmese refugees in Iowa meatpacking town

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Monday, May 6, 2013
Ngun Za Bik stands at the front counter of his Grace Chin Store that once housed a pizza restaurant, in Columbus Junction, Iowa, on Wednesday, April 17, 2013.  AP Photo by Charlie Neibergall

Cristina Ortiz, a UI doctoral student in anthropology who moved to Columbus Junction, Iowa, for her research, discusses the tensions that have transpired as a result of a large population of Chin Burmese moving to Columbus Junction and competing for jobs with Latinos.

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