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When an economy needs refugees

by Kai Ryssdal and Bennett Purser Sep 19, 2018
Erie, Pennsylvania, strategically welcomed refugees when its population was shrinking. Now the White House is cutting their numbers.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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Rebuilding your financial life in the U.S. as a refugee

by Lizzie O'Leary Jul 28, 2017
"The system in Syria is different. We don't have credit. We deal only in cash."
Syrian couple Jay Abdo and Fadia Afashe.
Courtesy of Fadia Afashe
My Economy

My Economy: Refugee says America is still 'the land of opportunity'

by Robert Garrova Feb 8, 2017
For the Ngalamulume family, the vetting process was difficult. But now two brothers are taking advantage of opportunities their parents never had.
Patrick Ngalamulume, left, and his brother George Ngalamulume are refugees from Zambia who immigrated to the U.S. in 2008.
Courtesy Patrick and George Ngalamulume
How The Deck Is Stacked

Erie's population bolstered by immigrants

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 19, 2017
But there are fears about what Donald Trump's policies could mean for new arrivals.
Bassam Dabbah is one of Erie's residents who immigrated from Jordan. Dabbah is now a proud American citizen.
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BBC Roundup: Migrants break Greek border fence, India boosts farming

by Donna Tam Feb 29, 2016
There’s lots of turmoil overseas, particularly with the refugee crisis in Europe and trouble in the markets. But there is one bright spot in recent news — India’s economy continues to grow. Here’s a look at today’s global news from…
An Indian farmer lifts a basket loaded with cauliflowers in a field in Rasalpur village.
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A Congolese surgeon starts over in the U.S.

by Caitlin Esch Nov 27, 2015
Didier Vakombua talks about his experience.

The business of resettling refugees

by Caitlin Esch Nov 9, 2015
The refugee resettlement process starts with a trip to the airport.

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Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea

by Jenny Ament Aug 28, 2015
He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.
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Getting by as a Syrian refugee

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 28, 2013
As the crisis deepens in Syria, more refugees are fleeing the country.

Turkey's Syrian refugees try to adapt to their new home

by Alisa Roth Aug 12, 2013
About half a million Syrians have fled their country's violent conflict and settled in Turkey. Many are grateful to be taken in but also fearful about being kicked out.