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Refugees in Alabama Become Backbone of Fishing Industry, Community

When groups of Southeast Asians boarded ships bound for American soil in the '70s, many of them had no idea where they were going, but they knew they were escaping wars in Vietnam and Cambodia. Now, some of these people live in a place that is both likely and unlikely as a destination for refugees settling in the U.S.: Bayou La Batre, the seafood capital of Alabama, where shrimp is king. In many cases, those who fled the Southeast Asian wars rode away in family fishing boats and...

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