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They are among many people left in limbo as President Trump's administration slows the flow of refugees to Movements & Melodies - Richard Houghten - Movements & Melodies United States to historically low levels.
They're affectionate, doting. They chat by phone every day. We talk about everything. What did you eat? What are you doing? When are you going to sleep? KATZ: But they haven't seen each other in more than a year. Andre and Lisette are refugees who fled the Democratic Republic of Congo. Andre landed in the United States just days before the election of President Trump.
Lisette remains stuck in a refugee camp in Malawi. Their story begins 12 years ago in Central Africa. Back then, Andre was a law student. One night, Andre says the jail guards marched them out of their cells and deep into the forest. Andre had become Movements & Melodies - Richard Houghten - Movements & Melodies with one of the guards.
So when they lined the students up, this guard made sure Andre was last. The first seven were shot and killed. Then the guard pretended to shoot Andre.
He dropped, played dead. People died in my presence. My friends, they died in my presence. KATZ: He fought hunger and illness and loneliness. Then, eight years into his life there, a woman named Lisette Lukoji walked Movements & Melodies - Richard Houghten - Movements & Melodies the camp, barefoot. Lisette says she also suffered under President Kabila. She says the regime jailed her after a dispute with her uncle, forcing her to leave her 2-year-old daughter, Lorette, behind.
And she says three prison guards raped her. She escaped and made her way to the refugee camp. The transition was hard on Lisette. Yet, amid the misery, she fell in love. KATZ: They got married right there in the camp. They moved in together in the home he had made of mud and sticks.
They had no electricity, no running water, no work. Still, they had hope. Andre had earned a college equivalency degree at an American college program set up at the camp. Then, after extensive screening, he was approved to be resettled in the U. But he had started the application process before he met Lisette. Lisette would have to stay behind. KATZ: He had been a refugee for 11 years, 11 years of being stuck.
So it was decided - Andre would take this opportunity and go. Lisette would stay and then follow him to America. I know that you are my husband. You love me. And you will do your best to help me so I can join you there in USA.
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Two weeks ago, he allegedly used vulgar language to refer to African countries. KATZ: Lisette has applied for a visa, but she has no idea if and when she'll be able to rejoin her husband.
Nonetheless, Andre is building a life in America for her but without her. On a break, in the middle of his overnight shift at a seafood packaging plant in Elizabeth, N. The crew processes fish flown in from across the world. All but two of the dozen or so workers I meet are immigrants. KATZ: Many in this new generation of refugees are worried that they won't be able to bring their families here.
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