America’s proud tradition of generosity to immigrants

 

America’s proud tradition of generosity to immigrants (OPINION) | OregonLive.com By Som Nath Subedi

In 2008, I stepped off a Northwest airliner in rainy Portland. I came as a refugee from the Kingdom of Bhutan. I came to America with a big IOM (International Organization for Migration) plastic bag and $10 dollars in small bills and change in my pants pocket. From all my studies, I believed Americans are fat from so much good food, are rich from so many great jobs, and that …

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Hello Mayor! with Biar Atem

From Sudan To Las Vegas: One Man’s Journey

 

 

From Sudan To Las Vegas: One Man’s Journey | Nevada Public Radio

Source: knpr.org/knpr/2015-06/sudan-las-vegas-one-mans-journey

 

 

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Resettled Liberian Civil War refugee shares experiences

 

Resettled Liberian Civil War refugee shares experiences at Miss – KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western Montana Monday the Missoula City Club hosted an open forum for citizens to discuss the issue. 

Source: www.kpax.com/story/31467672/resettled-liberian-civil-war-refugee-shares-experiences-at-missoula-forum

 

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‘Lost Boy’ in Las Vegas, other refugees find help comes early but doesn’t last forever

 

‘Lost Boy’ in Las Vegas, other refugees find help comes early but doesn’t last forever | Las Vegas Review-Journal When he arrived in the United States as a refugee from Sudan in 2001, Biar Atem wanted to seize his new chance by assimilating quickly.

Source: www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/lost-boy-las-vegas-other-refugees-find-help-comes-early-doesnt-last-forever

 

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Forum explores issues Syrian refugees would face in R.I.

 

Forum explores issues Syrian refugees would face in R.I. – News – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Governor Raimondo has said Rhode Island would take in Syrian refugees. But the question people tackled Wednesday night at a forum at the Refugee Dream Center was: Then what?How will refugees find jobs? How will they learn about American culture and foods? How will refugee children adapt to school? About 20 people made suggestions, including that volunteers could bring refugees to grocery stores and teach them about …

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The only national refugee-led advocacy organization in the U.S. helps refugees build a new life

The only national refugee-led advocacy organization in the U.S. helps refugees build a new life

By Kimberly Curtis, Deseret News – Salt Lake City, Utah

For Sahar Aldurobi, the biggest struggle was getting the chance to start over.

Following the U.S. invasion of Iraq, she worked as an English translator for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense while her husband helped rebuild the country’s infrastructure with an American company. One day in 2006, the family received an envelope in their mailbox. Inside was a bullet and an unsigned note that read: “You won’t be missed.”

Read the full article at Deseret News…

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