Refugee Voices is a collection of stories and posts written by refugees and immigrants living in the United States.

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Know Your Rights: how to interact with law enforcement

Law enforcement officers are there to protect you, your family, and the community at large. Learn how to talk to a police officer. Often refugees and immigrants come from countries where government officials abuse their power; thus people fear them and often avoid any interactions with them.  I remember the first time the police stopped ... Read more

Parenting in America: A guide for refugee and immigrant parents

Are you a refugee or immigrant parent in America? Learn from other refugee and immigrant parents about parenting in America. In many cultures, the mother and the older daughters are responsible for the chores inside the house and boys help their father on the farm and with outdoor activities, but life dynamics are little different in ... Read more

The role of parents in kids education

Early childhood education: What is your role as a parent in your child’s education? One day my mother told me that my grandmother gathered all six of her children around her every night as she monitored them in schools and at home while completing their homework. She directed the older siblings to help their younger ... Read more
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My life story as an international student

Do not get discouraged: International student shares her journey in the United States. On this new article, I wanted to share with you my journey as an international student in the United States. I hope this story will give you hope and help you to know that there is always a way, even when you ... Read more