racial inequality, refugees & immigration
While the number of individuals who have been forcibly displaced (which includes refugees. internally displaced people. and asylum-seekers) has increased to an estimated 70.8 million people, the number of refugees allowed into the United States annually has decreased to 18,000.1 This leads to overpopulated detention centers. family separation. and perpetuated mental health problems. This decreased allowance has stemmed from a progression of cultural influences-especially media portrayals-that affected public opinion and contributed to administrative policies. Some practices to resolve this have been efforts to reform policy, provide asylum-seekers with proper legal counsel. and educate the public on the truth of refugee resettlement in the United States.
"Decreased Allowance of Refugees in the United States,"
Ballard Brief: Vol. 2020:
3, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ballardbrief/vol2020/iss3/3