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Burmese refugees getting help from Raleigh school

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A group of students from a Christian school in Raleigh is meeting with the Burmese refugees they're trying to help assimilate to life in the U.S.

Students and teachers from Neuse Christian Academy are hosting the members of the Karen Wednesday afternoon to kick off a series of English language classes. The refugees are also meeting with retired Raleigh police officers, who will show them how to obtain a driver's license.

The Burmese refugees have been granted temporary asylum in the U.S. after fleeing years of violence against their sect.

Students from Neuse Christian organized a job fair to help the Karen find jobs, and worked with local businesses that pledged to hire as many of the refugees as possible. They've also gotten help from lawmakers to provide immigration assistance.

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