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Burmese refugees placed in squalid living conditions

In this report, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reveals that Burmese refugees who have fled their home to avoid persecution, have found themselves placed in terrible living conditions. The Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan placed the refugees in "cockroach-infested Milwaukee apartments." Most of the rooms did not have fire or carbon monoxide detectors and some were contaminated with noxious fumes from leaking sewage. The company admits that it did not do a background check on the apartment building's owner. Further investigation shows that the owner, Daniel Bruckner, had a laundry list of legal troubles, including hundreds of building code violations and "seven felony convictions for importing child pornography."

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