Prioritized Refugees

In cases of special need and low security risk, the federal government designates specific refugee populations for priority admission to the United States. These refugees are given “Priority 2” status. One recent example of Priority 2 status is that of Burmese refugees. Fleeing an undemocratic military government in Burma (Myanmar), over 70,000 Burmese refugees entered […]

via — Refugee Services of Texas FAQ

If you’re interested in knowing why some refugees have an easier time entering the U.S. than others, check this article out. When I was teaching ESL in a refugee resettlement organization, I had many Burmese students, as well as Iraqi/Afghan students who had in some way helped the United States and were as a result in disfavor with terrorist groups like ISIS/ISIL.

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