…hawala dealers, also called hawaladars, need bank accounts to operate — and most American banks are reluctant to work with them, fearing the money could wind up in the wrong hands.

And it has: In 2011, two Somali-American women from Rochester, Minn., were convicted of funneling money to the terrorist group al-Shabab.

A bill from Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison passed the Republican-controlled House in May and is now in the Senate. Ellison says it streamlines some money wiring regulations…


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