Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services Executive Director, Chris George, will give an overview of different pathways of immigration in the US, detail the refugee resettlement program, and highlight the Afghan emergency. Become equipped with knowledge on the legal challenges presented to refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. We will provide information on each based on law, facts and numbers. Also learn about the path of a refugee once they leave their homeland, the services that resettlement agencies, such as IRIS, provide to refugees and new immigrants and the realities of restarting the lives of families in the United States. Included are statistics pertaining to the resettlement program and detailed data to show how the program, as well as the composition of the refugee population, has changed over time.
Part of a series based on the NEA's Big Read: The Best We Could Do and in partnership with Eastern CT State University. Learn more here.
This program may be recorded and shared with the library's social media channels and community partners. Be aware if you turn on your video and/or speak during the program, you may be recorded.
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