refugee

Local News
6:10 am
Fri August 2, 2013

After Long Journey, What Refugees Find Upon Arrival

Moments after arriving to the Charlotte airport as refugee, Khup Than Lun embraces her great-nephew. The two haven't seen eachother in two years, since they were both living in Malaysia after fleeing Burma.
Briana Duggan

There’s a lot of debate surrounding immigration, but there is one kind of immigration that receives bipartisan support– that of refugees. More than 2,000 refugees resettled in North Carolina last year. We often hear about what refugees have to leave behind – war and persecution – but what is waiting for refugees when they get here? 

Read more