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Interview With Don Lao, Author of I Became the Boat People

Audrey Wang | Posted 03.31.2014 | Books
Audrey Wang

This week, we spoke with Don Lao, who recently published his memoir, I Became the Boat People: A Refugee's Path to America. The autobiography recounts the turbulent events in 20th-century Southeast Asia and Lao's growing up in a large, entrepreneurial family in Vietnam.

Drumming to Success: Why Teaching Music Matters

Jason Chuong | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Jason Chuong

When music is taught in school, it offers a crucial link to the outside world -- to one of the most prominent facets of our culture. It acts as a bridge from the classroom to the community.

My First Halloween: An Immigrant Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Khanh Ho

After a half hour of trick or treating, my mom found us. She had a panicked look on her face. Our folks had not taken into account the fact that neighborhood kids would knock on our door, begging for treats.

Exporting Australia's Asylum Policies

Bill Frelick | Posted 12.23.2012 | World
Bill Frelick

The Refugee Convention, which both New Zealand and Australia have ratified, recognizes that refugees may need to enter a country illegally for protection and should not be punished on that account. But the New Zealand bill would treat asylum seekers differently depending on how they arrived.

Australia Begins Controversial YouTube Immigration Policy

Posted 10.02.2011 | World

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will film boatpeople being sent to Malaysia under a new refugee swap deal and post the video on YouTube in an effort ...

Somalia to Libya to Malta: Nomadic Migration Part 1

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...

Was Brazilian Diplomat in Haiti Fired for Slamming UN and NGOs?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

When Brazilian diplomat Ricardo Seitenfus was abruptly ousted as special representative of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Haiti on Christmas day, timing proved to be everything.

Haiti: Stuck in a Trap

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Richard Morse

Haitians aren't living in tent and bed sheet cities because there was an earthquake on January 12. This is the lifestyle one gets used to when elites and the Delatour/Preval lobby machine run the economy.

Indonesia Braces For New Wave Of Refugees

The Sydney Morning Herald | Tom Allard and Yuko Narushima | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

INDONESIAN authorities are bracing for a huge influx of boat people, anticipating as many as 10,000 asylum-seekers are waiting in Malaysia to transit ...