By David W. Haines

This quantity introduces the reader to an immense set of novices to the USA. review chapters introduce the U.S. refugee application and the final styles in resettlement and model. The chapters hide the origins of this system, its improvement via successive waves of refugees and layers of laws, the lifestyles reviews that refugees deliver with them, the issues they have to confront, and the methods they rebuild their lives. the center of the publication, in spite of the fact that, is a component II, which supplies chapters at the greatest teams of refugees who've resettled on account that global battle II. every one bankruptcy examines the cultural and social context from which the refugees got here, strains their preliminary and long term encounters with American society, and assesses their destiny prospects.

The refugee teams lined contain Afghans, ethnic chinese language from Southeast Asia, Cubans, jap ecu refugees, Ethiopians and Eritreans, Haitians, Hmong, Iranians, Khmer, Lao, Soviet Jews, and Vietnamese. the ultimate portion of the publication offers extra comparative documentation at the refugee event. Separate chapters assessment the foremost federal employer records, research public attitudes towards refugees, and description the wider worldwide refugee challenge. The publication concludes with a overview of movie documentaries on refugee variation and an annotated bibliography introducing the vast details now to be had on refugees within the United States.

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