A flower shop in Maine roots for newly arrived refugees

Dec 13, 2019
In Cynthia Anderson's "Home Now," Somalis and Congolese transform a former mill town. At a flower shop there, wariness turns to warmth.
Jamilo Maalim, on the phone, with her daughter Aaliyah and friend Binto at Mogadishu Store in Lewiston.
Amy Toensing

Why refugees make great entrepreneurs

Aug 7, 2019
The refugee entrepreneurs’ motives are often a mix of altruism and self-interest.
Migrants and refugees wait in the early hours in a tent outside the Central Registration Office for Asylum Seekers in 2015 in Berlin.
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Immigration influx creates economic conundrum for Sweden

Jul 17, 2019
Sweden once welcomed more refugees per head than any other nation in the European Union.
People hold banners welcoming refugees in Malmö, Sweden.
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Sweden's immigration debate: view from the street

Scandinavia's largest economy has accepted more than 400,000 asylum seekers and relatives of previous immigrants in the past five years.
Adilson Silve was born in Brazil.
Robin Elizabeth Herr

As the nail salon industry booms, its workers pay the price

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Dec 5, 2018
The UCLA Labor Center's recent national study "Nail Files" found wage violations, harassment and surveillance.
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Canada grapples with refugee influx from U.S.

Nov 28, 2018
Refugees seeking asylum are leaving the U.S. for Canada, where authorities scramble to house them.
Beds in an emergency respite opened in Toronto in mid-November to relieve pressure on its stressed shelter system.
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Then and now: Syrian refugees reflect on their lives

Sep 5, 2018
They found new homes in Turkey, along with frustration, resignation and hope.
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Young Syrians rethink their future as refugees in Turkey

Aug 31, 2018
Before the Syrian war in 2011, nearly 25 percent of young people went to college, which is almost completely subsidized by the government.
Othman Nahhas spends a good chunk of his paycheck paying for half of his family's rent in Istanbul.
Courtesy of Musab Yousef

One Syrian refugee’s story: From civil engineer to daycare owner

Aug 16, 2018
As a Syrian living in Turkey, Dania Abdulbaqi struggled to find formal work as an engineer.
After struggling to find work as an engineer, Dania Abdulbaqi opened a daycare in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Courtesy of Mahmoud Al Basha

One year later: we check in on the refugee settlement in Erie, Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2018
Erie, which voted for President Trump, has one of the largest populations of refugees in the country.
Dylanna Jackson is a director of a resettlement program in Erie. 
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