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The Resource After the last border : two families and the story of refuge in America, Jessica Goudeau

After the last border : two families and the story of refuge in America, Jessica Goudeau

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After the last border : two families and the story of refuge in America
Title
After the last border
Title remainder
two families and the story of refuge in America
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Jessica Goudeau
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eng
Summary
"The story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America's identity for centuries--yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need. After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two women as they struggle for the twenty-first century American dream, having won the "golden ticket" to settle as refugees in Austin, Texas. Mu Naw, a Christian from Myanmar struggling to put down roots with her family, was accepted after decades in a refugee camp at a time when America was at its most open to displaced families; and Hasna, a Muslim from Syria, agrees to relocate as a last resort for the safety of her family--only to be cruelly separated from her children by a sudden ban on refugees from Muslim countries. Writer and activist Jessica Goudeau tracks the human impacts of America's ever-shifting refugee policy as both women narrowly escape from their home countries and begin the arduous but lifesaving process of resettling in Austin, Texas--a city that would show them the best and worst of what America has to offer. After the Last Border situates a dramatic, character-driven story within a larger history--the evolution of modern refugee resettlement in the United States, beginning with World War II and ending with current closed-door policies--revealing not just how America's changing attitudes toward refugees has influenced policies and laws, but also the profound effect on human lives"--
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contains biographical information
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Goudeau, Jessica
Dewey number
362.83/98120976431
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Women immigrants
  • Immigrant families
  • American Dream
  • Emigration and immigration
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General
  • American Dream
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrant families
  • Women immigrants
  • Texas
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After the last border : two families and the story of refuge in America, Jessica Goudeau
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1126350614
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780525559139
Lccn
2019033736
System control number
(OCoLC)1126350614
Label
After the last border : two families and the story of refuge in America, Jessica Goudeau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1126350614
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780525559139
Lccn
2019033736
System control number
(OCoLC)1126350614

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