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Refugee in NY reunites with son after 34 years

Shawn Dowd / AP

Hao Truong, Henrietta, left, embraces his son, Samart Khumkhaw during his emotion filled arrival Monday night.

AP reports:

"At this minute, I feel so excited and happy," Truong said as he stood next to his son at Rochester's airport surrounded by two dozen relatives and friends waving tiny U.S. flags and "Welcome Home" balloons. "We're going to have a big Thanksgiving holiday!

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer helped Truong obtain a visitor's visa for his son, a carpenter, to travel alone to Rochester to meet his father's family. During a four-month stay, Khumkhaw also plans to visit his 86-year-old grandfather in Texas.

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