Monday, March 08, 2010

Washington Post: The Healing - After Being beaten in his home country, he fled to the United States -- and sought refuge at a Maryland agency that hel

In another immigration-related story, the Washington Post profiles a refugee to the United States who was beaten in his home country and suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. It details the health services he had to use for rehabilitation and it demonstrates the struggles that refugees go through. A previous Australian economic study showed that the refugees were the most costly immigrant population among all others (including family-based and skill-based immigrants). It's money well-spent, but this article shows how crucial it is to maintain well-funded services for refugees.

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