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Immigrants and Refugees: Evidence-based Social Work Practice

Rowena Fong

in Social Work

ISBN: 9780195389678
Published online May 2011 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/obo/9780195389678-0090
Immigrants and Refugees: Evidence-based Social Work Practice

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Immigrants and refugees are an integral part of American society and the rest of the world. Immigration status has differentiated immigrants to be persons who, with or without legal documentation, leave their homes of origin to seek employment, family reunification, education, or new beginnings in another country. Immigrants have the option of returning to their homelands. Refugees, on the other hand, leave their countries of origin seeking refugee status because of political or religious oppression, and flee persecution and torture without the option of returning to their home countries for safety reasons. Asylees are also persons who leave their homelands because of persecution and torture, and seek refugee status after they have arrived in new countries.

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Subjects: Social Work

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