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After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America

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The story of two refugee families and their hope and resilience as they fight to survive and belong in America

The welcoming and acceptance of immigrants and refugees has been central to America's identity for centuries--yet America has periodically turned its back at the times of greatest humanitarian need. After the Last Border is an intimate look at the lives of two
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 28th 2020 by Viking
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Caroline Hedges
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
As someone living in America on a nonresident visa, I have a empathy for anyone trying to make a life in a foreign country. What the two women lived through in their home countries is harrowing, desperate and heartbreaking. To live in fear every day, to know your home could be destroyed, your children taken from you and brutalized, I applaud these women for making tough choices in appalling circumstances.

I thought the author did a great job of bringing these women's hardships to life both in
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Feb 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
After the Last Border, written by Jessica Goudreau, tells the tale of two women and their families, and their struggles through the process to resettle to the United States. This book casts a light on the history of the refugee re-location process, and how it has changed throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. I really like how the author interspersed the history between the narratives of the 2 women and their families.

Furthermore, this book humanizes the people who seek refugee status, and
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