eJournal USA, septembre 2010 : « Refugees Building New Lives in the United States »

lundi 4 octobre 2010

Since 1980, millions of refugees have been resettled in the United States. Individual Americans welcome and help integrate refugees into U.S. communities large and small and, in turn, the resettled refugees enrich American culture. This edition of eJournal USA presents some background information and includes several personal stories.


Refugees in the U.S.

  • The United States’ Commitment to Refugees
    Eric P. Schwartz, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration
    Supporting the world’s most vulnerable citizens is a U.S. foreign policy priority.
  • Refugee Resettlement in the United States
    Source : Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration
  • Thirty Years of the Refugee Act of 1980
    Doris Meissner
    This landmark piece of legislation opened the doors for millions to secure refugee or asylum status in the United States.

Photo Galleries

  • Helping Refugees Make a Home in the United States
    Images of refugees resettling in the United States, receiving help from neighbors and making new homes.
  • Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference
    Learn about refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in the United States and beyond.


  • No Longer Running for His Life
    A « Lost Boy » Helps Other Refugees
    Adier Deng (Sudan)
    • Listen to Deng describe his arrival at the airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where his foster family was waiting.
    • Listen to Deng explain how he overcame challenges when he resettled in the United States and what his goals were.
  • Ten-Year Journey from Danger, Despair
    Rwandan Refugee Now Cares for Others
    Janvier Tuyishime (Rwanda)
    • Listen to Tuyishime explain why he wanted to come to the United States.
    • Listen to Tuyishime talk about how he has changed since he came to the United States.
  • Former Refugee Works on U.S. Refugee Policy
    From Vietnam to Washington, DC
    Hoa Tran (Vietnam)
    • Listen to Tran describe the day she became a U.S. citizen.
    • Listen to Tran explain how she used her background as a former refugee to help other recently resettled Vietnamese refugees.
  • « They Just Have Good Hearts »
    Central Asian Families Recount Their Pennsylvania Welcome
    Kapitanov and Kapitanova Families (Central Asia)
    • Listen to Saida Kapitanova (age 19) talk about her arrival in the United States and the people who helped her adjust to her new home.
    • Listen to Saida describe a moment that surprised her and her family, when a police officer showed up at their house after the family had moved to Pennsylvania.

Personal Accounts

  • Afghan American Helps Cuban Family Achieve Dream
    Rogelio Espinosa (Cuba)
    Ali Nadir (Rochester, New York)
  • Iraqi Veterinarian’s Spirit, Persistence Inspire American Volunteer
    Mohammed Yousuf (Iraq)
    Andrew Masloski (Washington, D.C.)
  • Bhutanese Refugee Learns English and More on Teacher’s Town Tour
    Kapil Dhungel (Bhutan)
    Johanna Young (Concord, New Hampshire)


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