Refugee: A person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.
The dictionary definition of a refugee does not begin to describe the hardships faced by those individuals fleeing their native countries for safety. Refugees in America plans to explore the lives of refugees uncovering the embodiment of stress and the existing inequalities. A multi-level approach is used to illustrate how forces abroad can affect refugees domestically and locally.
Through the discovery process of seeing all aspects of the refugee experience, Refugees in America hopes to guide readers towards a supportive stance. Refugees in America plans to dispel common myths held about the existence of refugees domestically.