17 October 2016 Misinformation about the Syrian crisis permeates news feeds, radio waves, and political speeches. The origin of the Syrian conflict and the process of coming to America as a refugee have been glossed over in this election season, but this post will explore those issues and misinformation circulating about the individuals coming from…

23 September, 2016   According to a report by The New York Times, the wars raging in the Congo are the deadliest on earth since World War II. In fact, the Second Congolese War (the one being fought right now) is also known as “Africa’s World War” because most of Africa is involved in the conflict….

August 3, 2016 “According to the Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?” “Why did the colonists fight the British?” “What is the rule of law?” “What is the most important right granted to United States citizens?” If you were to stop by Thrive’s Refugee Support Center sometime…

July 22, 2016 Last year, the US accepted over 18,000 refugees from Burma, meaning that Burmese refugees make up over 25% of refugees accepted to the United States in 2015. Burma has had one of the world’s longest running civil wars, which has created one of the world’s most prolonged refugee crises. While a large…

July 13, 2016 In 2016, the US plans to accept 85,000 refugees from around the world. But before a refugee can come and live in the US, they must go through the process of resettlement. Resettlement is the relocation of refugees to a new country where they can have permanent residence. Before refugees are accepted…

June 27, 2016 In the past year, issues surrounding refugees have flooded the news as the number of refugees has grown exponentially. So we wanted to ask, just exactly how big is today’s refugee crisis? Currently in the world, there is a total of 19.5 million refugees and 65.3 million displaced people. These are people…

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