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Refugee and forced migration studies
Refugees - Africa
Regugees - Asia
Refugees - Developing countries
Refugees - Latin America
Refugees—Services for—United States
United States—Emigration and Immigration
What are a refugee's rights? According to the United Nations, they are as follows:
The right not to be expelled, except under certain, strictly defined conditions;
The right not to be punished for illegal entry into the territory of a contracting State;
The right to work;
The right to housing;
The right to education;
The right to public relief and assistance;
The right to freedom of religion;
The right to access the courts;
The right to freedom of movement within the territory;
The right to be issued identity and travel documents.
Additional identities that may be of interest for these conversations include "expatriate," "exile" and "asilee" (from asylum).
After Hurricane Katrina hit the Southern United States in 2005, many people affected became “internally displaced persons.”
Internally Displaced People differ from refugees in that they have remained in their home country.
Migration describes the process of moving from one place to another. Emigration describes leaving one place and immigration describes entering another.
This is a helpful website that explains the differences betweeen the terms "migrate," "emigrate" and "immigrate."
People from Puerto Rico living on the U.S. mainland are migrants, but are not immigrants.
Exile can be both voluntary and involuntary.
June 20th is World Refugee Day.
Refugee Week is an annual event in Australia concerning refugees in Australian society.
Find out what immigrant groups are the most populous in your state with this map.
Frequently migrant workers are hired to do dangerous jobs in the United States, much of which is represented by farm work carried out by people of Latino origin.
Some common health problems migrant workers encounter are poor nutrition, tuberculosis, diabetes, dental problems and depression.