The United States resettles more refugees each year – about 80,000 – than all other nations combined. As one of…
“The crimes need to be discussed openly,” Karabasic said. “Serb local people don’t want to hear about it.”
“How can his brain allow him to believe we are still in Burma?” Salimah wonders softly. “We left Burma for a reason. I do not wish to remember Burma. Why should his mind take him back to that place?”
On the one hand she is tall and well-dressed. On the other hand, what Meryem doesn’t have on her side is her shoulder-length coarse, dark hair and a long face shape that comes to a point at her chin. In other words, she looks Arabic.
“The funds that refugee resettlement agencies get from the federal government is simply not enough,” says Greg Wangerin, executive director of RefugeeOne. “We need to find additional sources of money to welcome refugees with dignity to enable them to get started in a new life.”
“A new generation of French emigrants is trying the adventure. It’s often personal; a love of Quebec or of a Quebecker, or quite simply this notion: Quebec offers a French-speaking space where all is still possible.”
Jessica Bieniarz’s life has revolved around two things: learning to play the cello and coming back to the U.S. Her parent’s commitment to her future led them to uproot their life in Poland in pursuit of a better music future for her.
The possibility of being targeted by extremists caused Alrais to become paranoid about his surroundings. He said he would keep looking in car mirrors to make sure no one was following him. “When the beheadings started in Iraq, I quit,” Alrais said.
A year after the Iranian presidential election, people continue to fear for their lives, as the AP reported in its powerful story, “Dissident Iranians take refuge in Turkey.”
“I feel really happy when I see a Colombian,” he said. “If they just came, I ask them, ‘Do you need some help? Do you need to get around?’ For me it was difficult to fit in. That’s why I help out people, because I know it’s hard. Maybe for them it’s hard, too.”
When Danut Mitroi was informed he’d won the United States Diversity Visa Lottery, he and his wife “began to sing the song the Romanian soccer team sung when they…were going to the World Cup.”