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Marshallese form colony on US mainland

Ten percent of Marshall Islands' population now make up a fast-growing community in the state of Arkansas.

Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 17:26
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Most immigrants in the US tend to choose big cities in their pursuit of the American dream, but Arkansas, one of the most rural and poorest states, is attracting a community from an unusual location: the Marshall Islands, in the western Pacific.
 
A treaty with the US allows the Marshallese to come and go with no visa or work permit and now they will even receive their driving tests in the Marshallese language.

Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Springdale.

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