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Chicago Becomes a Hub for Haitian Refugees

If you tune in to our international affairs program Worldview, you've heard a lot about Chicago's Haitian community and their reactions to the disaster unfolding at home. But in the coming weeks, the Windy City may become a home of sorts for thousands of Haitian refugees. It turns out that Chicago is now also a processing hub for displaced Haitians. A spokesperson from United says the Chicago-based company expects that in the coming weeks they'll fly up to thirty planeloads of people here from Haiti. Once they arrive they'll board a bus for a shelter on Chicago's West Side. Neli Vazquez-Rowland talks more about what will happen from there. She's the president of A Safe Haven Foundation.

Music Button: Stevie Wonder, "Bridge Over Troubled Water", from the recent Hope For Haiti national broadcast

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