Poverty through a Refugee Lens

dead end iStock_000000541594SmallScholarly work surrounding refugee employment is a useful addition to the ongoing conversation about how best to help our clients achieve refugee self-sufficiency through employment.

This article, In the War on Poverty, Don’t Forget Refugees, doesn’t point out anything we don’t know about how difficult it is for refugees to achieve economic success with resettlement system limitations, language barriers and minimum wage earning.  The author highlights her PhD research among refugees resettled in New York and advocates for changes to the Refugee Act and additional funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to enable increased focus on ESL and a longer time to achieve economic self-sufficiency.



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