This adapted document explains some of the differences that separate immigrants from refugees. The document content was adapted from The New Iowans, A Companion Book to the PBS Miniseries The New Americans that was published in 2003.
- How does Iowa provide an opportunity for thousands of newcomers to live their version of the American dream?
- Why do immigrants and refugees come to Iowa?
“What is the Difference between Immigrants and Refugees?” The New Iowans, A Companion Book to the PBS Miniseries The New Americans, Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration, University of Northern Iowa, 2003. Courtesy of Iowa PBS