Posts Tagged ‘asylum’

Opting Out

Last week, the governor of Texas opted out of the refugee resettlement program, making Texas the only state to do so.

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What’s in a name? Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Immigrants

A decade ago, the name “refugee” was not a dinner table word. In fact, when refugee service workers would explain their job titles to the uninitiated, people would frequently require definitions: “What is a refugee?” was a common question. Since 2001, and especially since 2015, the word “refugee” has become a buzzword that stirs anger,…

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