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July 23, 2014

Border Crisis Draws Conflicting Emergency-Spending Bills in Congress

The House and Senate have drafted vastly different emergency spending measures aimed at addressing the surge of unaccompanied minors streaming across the U.S.-Mexico border.

December 23, 2010

Refugee 'Little Bill Clinton' Shines on the Soccer Field

Refugee "Little Bill Clinton," who was the subject of a yearlong series in 2009 about his adjustment to U.S. schools, has been selected for Georgia's Olympic Development Team.

July 29, 2010

A Refugee Resettlement Agency Offers Summer Classes

A refugee resettlement organization is using federal funds to run an educational program for refugee children this summer in New York City.

July 07, 2010

The Saddest Story About Refugees in the U.S. You'll Ever Read

A series about the profound loss and confusion a Burmese refugee couple experiences after their 7-year-old daughter is murdered in Salt Lake City is a "runner-up" winner for one of the categories of the Casey Medals For Meritorious Journalism.

April 19, 2010

Helping Teens With Education Gaps to Catch Up

A feature article in the Voice of San Diego discusses the pros and cons of newcomer centers for immigrant or refugee teens.

April 15, 2010

A Shortage of ESL and Adult Ed. for Iraqis in El Cajon

Schools and community colleges in El Cajon, Calif., can't keep up with the demand for adult ESL and education from Iraqi refugees.

April 08, 2010

Refugee Arrivals to U.S. in 2010: Iraqis, Burmese, Bhutanese

The United States has received Iraqis, Burmese, and Bhutanese in larger numbers in 2010 than any other refugee groups.

March 16, 2010

Iraqis in El Cajon: A Glimpse at U.S. Refugee Policy

Iraqi refugee parents in El Cajon, Calif., are generally happy with U.S. schools. But many can't find work to support their families and have gone on welfare.

September 24, 2009

Bhutanese Sequel

The New York Times reports this week in an article, "Bhutan Refugees Find a Toehold in the Bronx," how a number of Bhutanese refugee families have formed what might be called a Bhutanese neighborhood in the Bronx.

June 16, 2009

Report: Iraqi Refugees Are Resettled 'Into Poverty'

How U.S. schools are supporting Iraqi refugee children is one bright spot in a report released today by the International Rescue Committee called "Iraqi Refugees in the United States: In Dire Straits." The report is based on interviews with Iraqi refugees and people who support them in Atlanta and P...


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