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AN ANALYSIS OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN THE GREAT PLAINS
Great Plains Research (2004)
  • Jeffrey Vincent, University of California, Berkeley
  • John Gaber, Auburn University, Montgomery
  • Sharon Gaber, Auburn University, Montgomery
  • Darcy Boellstorff, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Abstract
Great Plains communities have been experiencing an influx of refugees but many communities are unaware of the international and national context for refugee resettlement. This article explores patterns impacting US Great Plains communities. This leads to three specific questions: (1) How many refugees have been resettled since 1983 in the US, in comparison to the Great Plains region, and where are they? (2) What are the patterns of the refugees resettled in the US versus the Great Plains region? And, (3) What are some of the economic benefits that can be anticipated in the resettlement of refugees in the Great Plains? The goal of this article is to answer these three questions in order to get at the larger question of how Great Plains communities can make sense out of the migration of the world's refugees to their communities. 
Keywords
  • multi-ethnic economic enclave,
  • refugee resettlement
Publication Date
Fall 2004
Publisher Statement
This Article is brought to you for free and open access by the Great Plains Studies, Center for at DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln. It has been accepted for inclusion in Great Plains Research: A Journal of Natural and Social Sciences by an authorized administrator of DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln.
Citation Information
Jeffrey Vincent, John Gaber, Sharon Gaber and Darcy Boellstorff. "AN ANALYSIS OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT PATTERNS IN THE GREAT PLAINS" Great Plains Research Vol. 14 Iss. 2 (2004) p. 165 - 183
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeffrey-vincent/11/