Teaching About Asylum Seekers

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Teaching About Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Virtual Lesson Plans.


Teaching About Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Virtual Lesson Plans. Lesson plans aimed at spreading awareness on refugees and asylum seekers, as there are more now than after World War II. Students will gain an understanding of what it means to be a refugee in the 21st century, explore encounters of refugees in the resettlement process, […]

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November 13, 2020


Asylum Hangover? Governments Seek to Narrow Avenues for Humanitarian Protection


Asylum Hangover? Governments Seek to Narrow Avenues for Humanitarian Protection Migration Policy Institute. Sara Staedicke and Michelle Mittelstadt, “Asylum Hangover? Governments Seek to Narrow Avenues for Humanitarian Protection,” December 2018. From the article: “Faced with absorbing vast numbers of asylum seekers who headed to Europe during the 2015-16 migration crisis and the ongoing arrival of […]

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Refugees and Asylees in the United States


Refugees and Asylees in the United States Migration Policy Institute. Brittany Blizzard and Jeanne Batalova, “Refugees and Asylees in the United States,” June 2019. From the article: “Global displacement reached a record high of 68.5 million people by the end of 2017, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Approximately 25.4 million of […]

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The Center for Victims of Torture. Eight Facts about refugees and asylum seekers.


The Center for Victims of Torture. Eight Facts about refugees and asylum seekers. From the site: “To help clarify misconceptions and shed light on the realities of the lives of torture survivors, here are eight facts intended to help dispel some of the myths about who refugees and asylum seekers really are.” Open Link

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International Justice Resource Center. Asylum and the Rights of Refugees.


International Justice Resource Center. Asylum and the Rights of Refugees. International Justice Resource Center. Asylum and the Rights of Refugees. From the site: “States have been granting protection to individuals and groups fleeing persecution for centuries; however, the modern refugee regime is largely the product of the second half of the twentieth century. Like international […]

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Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. “Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants: A Crucial Difference.”


Habitat for Humanity Great Britain. “Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Migrants: A Crucial Difference.” From the site: “An asylum seeker is someone who claims to be a refugee but whose claim hasn’t been evaluated. This person would have applied for asylum on the grounds that returning to his or her country would lead to persecution on […]

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“Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants, Amnesty International.


“Refugees, Asylum-Seekers, and Migrants, Amnesty International. From the site: “Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives: to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life. Most people in the world have had the experience of leaving the place where they grew up. Maybe […]

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The United Nations Refugee Agency. What is the asylum process in the United States?


The United Nations Refugee Agency. What is the asylum process in the United States? Open Link

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American Immigration Council. Asylum in the United States.


American Immigration Council. Asylum in the United States. Each year, thousands of people arriving at our border or already in the United States apply for asylum, or protection from persecution. Asylum seekers must navigate a difficult and complex process that can involve multiple government agencies. Those granted asylum can apply to live in the United […]

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