Title

Safe Haven? A History of Refugees in America.

Keywords

refugees, refugees in America, Migration, Immigration

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-06-01

Publisher

Refugee Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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