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Senator Kirk: Divided Families in Illinois Deserve to be Reunited With Their Korean Relatives

WASHINGTON –-(ENEWSPF)--October 20, 2015.  U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today released the following statement after hundreds of Korean families were reunited more than 60 years after being separated during the Korean War:

“Though hundreds of Korean families were reunited this week in North Korea, the fact remains that more than 66,000 families have been divided for decades. The State Department should continue to prioritize these reunification efforts and create an official channel to assist in the reunification of Korean Americans, including 60,000 in Illinois, with their relatives in North Korea . . .

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