A resource developed in partnership with the Library of Congress, asks should the United States accept refugees?
Since its earliest days as part of the United States, Iowa has a long history of being a destination for those from other countries to find a new home. Such newcomers are called immigrants. A special class of those are people fleeing wars, persecution or other dangers from their former homes. These immigrants are termed “refugees.” Like the larger class of immigrants, Iowa has confronted both the challenges and opportunities of accepting new arrivals as permanent residents
Students will reflect on the following questions:
How has America helped refugees in the past?
What has been Americans’ attitude towards refugees?
What are the possible risks associated with helping refugees?