Texas: Alexis Niyonkuru

Texas: Alexis Niyonkuru

State: Texas

City of Residence: Houston, Texas

Country of origin: Burundi

Arrival in the U.S.: 2007

Mr. Alexis Niyonkuru is a refugee from Burundi who was resettled to Houston, Texas in 2007. Shortly after his arrival to the U.S., Mr. Niyonkuru decided to join the Gary Job Corps Center, and within a couple years he received his High School Diploma, PCA Certificate, and a Certification in Transportation and Business Communications International Union. Because of the difficult situation he faced as a refugee, Mr. Niyonkuru and his friends decided to …

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New Mexico: Martin Ndayisenga

New Mexico: Martin Ndayisenga

State: New Mexico

City of Residence: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Country of origin: Burundi

Arrival in the U.S.: 2007

Mr. Martin Ndayisenga is a Burundian refugee who was resettled to New Mexico with his wife in 2007. He was just ten years old when he was separated from his parents and was forced to flee to neighboring Tanzania to escape escalating ethnic conflict in 1995. He spent 15 years living in a refugee camp, where he completed his high school studies and meet his wife. He now lives in Albuquerque …

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