Still unable to wire their money to family back home, many Somali-Americans in Minnesota recently lined up to withdraw their deposits from U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC) or have vowed to do so soon.

The Somali community of Minneapolis-St. Paul had given the two largest banks there until last Friday to replace a remittance service that closed in December. A community bank that many of them had used halted the service because, officials at the community bank said, it was too hard to comply with anti-money-laundering laws while wiring money to the war-ravaged Somalia.

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