Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America.
refugees, refugees in America, Migration, Immigration
Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America is a thoughtful exploration of the question implicit in the work’s title: has the United States provided a safe haven for refugees? Rather than directly answering the question, author David W. Haines leaves the reader to draw his or her own conclusion about the value of resettlement for those affected, which most broadly includes all Americans. Drawing from many years of resettlement work, the author describes moral and practical complexities that shape US resettlement. The book is concise, with some chapters casting a broader view and others more pointedly exploring certain aspects of newcomer welcome and adaptation. Overall, this work provides an important summary and inquiry into the challenges of US resettlement research, policy, and programming.
Original Publication Citation
Shaw, S. (2011). Book Review. Safe haven? A history of refugees in America. By David W. Haines. Journal of Refugee Studies, 24(2), 414-416.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Haines, David W. and Shaw, Stacey, "Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America." (2011). All Faculty Publications. 2882.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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