Tuesday, April 25, 2017

These 6 videos help answer the basics about Immigrants and Refugees

What does it mean to be an immigrant? What does it mean to be a refugee? What’s the process like for coming to the United States? What do jobs look like for families in our schools? Why here?

Being a newcomer in America is a complicated process. Through these six animated shorts, Max Graves with the Center for Legal Immigration Assistance provides definitions and clarity around some of the background experiences families in our schools face. With increasing international attention on the immigrant and refugee crisis, it’s important to make the connection to its impact in Nebraska. Graves breaks down how we can better understand what’s going on globally, its impact on our state and what newcomer families have go through before they are welcomed into our schools.