Three weeks ago, Abdi Nor became a U.S. citizen, in a ceremony in Maine. We go to the ceremony, and then head back in time to 2013, when he won a visa under the Diversity Visa Lottery.
A group of refugees who are stuck in debt, see a way out. But there’s a catch.
The news of the executive order broke while immigrants and refugees were mid-flight. That meant they were stranded in airports around the country.
We revisit a refugee who’s been resettled in America, and on our show in the past—Abdi Nor—to see what he thinks.
There are young single men and women at the camps, and there’s some flirting for sure. But usually it doesn’t seem to go very far.
People don’t have a lot of money in the refugee camps, and our producer Miki Meek went to see what that’s like at a camp that’s been built on the grounds of an abandoned psychiatric hospital. About 1,300 people are living there.
There’s a camp trying to set the gold standard for what refugee camps are to be. It’s in an actual beach vacation resort. Joanna Kakissis went there.
One night at L-M Village, a panic-struck man walked up to Robyn Semien from our staff. He said his wife had a medical problem.
Sean hit up this one piece of coverage that wasn’t like any of the others. He got a little obsessed with it.
Boar Traps, Beaches, and a Baseball Stadium
One good place to see how this ad hoc response is working is at an abandoned baseball stadium in Athens. About a thousand Afghans are now living here.
Kids are everywhere in the camps, they’re a third of the refugees. You see them around, improvising stuff to play with.
The first step for refugees trying to get out of limbo in Greece has been calling (and calling) the asylum office… on Skype.
It turns out winning the lottery is only the first step in trying to come to America. More than half of the people who win each year never make it.