Immigration History. “Teaching About Refugees and Asylum.”

A compilation of material designed to teach high school students about the history of refugees and asylum seekers. Objectives include: students will be able to identify asylum as a path to lawful status in the United States and explain the main criteria for receiving asylum; students will be able to evaluate the asylum application process; students will learn about how you can stay in the United States if you are in deportation proceedings, called asylum. The site also contains a chronology of laws determining refugee and asylum status in the United States.