University of Pittsburgh

Haider Ala Hamoudi on the Lives of Iraqi Refugees in the U.S.

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July 11, 2011

Professor Haider Hamoudi discussed the lives of Iraqi refugees coming to the U.S.  in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.  Over the last several years, the numbers of Iraqi refugees admitted to the U.S. has increased, to about 18,000 a year.  Professor Hamoudi said that the refugees pose no threat to the U.S., and some have a tough time acclimating.  For those who were professionals in Iraq, they are often "frustrated by having to live in circumstances that are very different with less societal respect and pay" than what they were used to.




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