Are refugees who are able to work in their host countries or elsewhere along their journey able to transition more successfully to job readiness when they arrive in the US?
My theory, based largely on experience, is yes. What experiences can you share that speak to the impact of the right to work in host countries on refugee resettlement success here in the US?
How it Looks in Uganda
Refugees and asylees have had the right to “practice a profession and have access to employment opportunities” in Uganda for 15 years.
According to a UNHCR country profile, the three largest populations of “concern planned for under the Uganda operation in 2014 are: asylum-seekers and refugees originating from the DRC, Somalia and South Sudan, the vast majority of whom have arrived over the past five years.”