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Finding relief and shelter in the U.S. are only the first challenges for refugees. Many also must tackle the language barrier.

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A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.

South Vietnamese refugees evacuated on a U.S. Navy vessel during the fall of Saigon in 1975. Thousands of refugees were resettled in the United States. (Photo via U.S. Marines)

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The Vietnamese Friendship Association, founded to help resettle refugees in the 1970’s, says they're ready to help a new wave from Syria.

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Deepa Iyer tackles the U.S.'s deepest racism, Islamophobia and xenophobia with our greatest asset: a multiracial nation.

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International Counseling and Community Services, which specializes in mental health care for refugees, has opened a new office in Kent.

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The Republican-backed legislation would suspend Obama's program to admit 10,000 Syrian refugees next year and intensify screening measures for refugees from Syria and Iraq.

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Gov. Jay Inslee vowed to keep Washington state open to receiving Syrian refugees, even as more than 20 governors throughout the U.S. vowed to keep them out.

Supporters celebrate as they watch official results from the election in front of the National League for Democracy Party (NLD) head office in Yangon. (Photo by REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun)

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What does Seattle’s Burmese refugee population think about dramatic election results last week?

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European Union asylum rules collapsed under the strain of a wave of migration — much of it from Syria — as thousands make their way to Germany.

A police officer beats back migrants trying to enter into Macedonia from Greece. (Photo from REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis)

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European leaders are turning their backs on what may be the defining crisis of our generation.

Sahra Farah, Director of Somali Community Services of Seattle. (Photo by Jama Abdirahman)

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A Somali American pioneer challenges her community

Khagindra Rijal shares his experiences living as a Bhatanese refugee in Nepal. (Photo by Megan Herndon)

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A "Refugee Story Circle" video chat connected young Seattle refugees with Brazil, Qatar and beyond to share their stories of finding a new home.

Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

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How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.

Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

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Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or...

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Nine months ago, Zam Khup, a refugee from Burma, finally was able to welcome his wife, Ciin Nuam, and their six oldest children to the United...

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A volatile mix of boredom, non-existent job opportunities and desperation among young Syrians could lead them straight into the hands of extremists.

"Hamdan," a 36-year-old former FSA fighter who now lives in a Jordanian refugee camp, plans to return to Syria to rejoin rebel ranks this month. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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As Americans obsess about ISIS gains, Syrian rebels say we’re neglecting the real threat.

Reham Hamoui holds up a photo of her and her siblings before the family fled Syria when she was seven. (Photo by Alisa Reznick)

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After 20 years in Seattle, civil war brings young a Syrian woman closer to home.

Selam Zecharias, an intern at Facebook's Seattle office, is interviewed in the office "hot tub," About one percent of Facebook employees are African-American. (Photo by Ken Lamber / The Seattle Times)

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With the help of an innovative internship program, Eritrean refugee Selam Zecharias found a place in a Seattle tech world dominated by white men.

The boy who painted this visual story dreamed of a world where impoverished ethnic Burmese villagers were considered as worthy of human rights as wealthy city dwellers. (Image courtesy of Erika Berg)

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By 2009, Burma became our state's largest refugee community.

Mayor Murray announced OIRA initiatives yesterday morning at City Hall, with new OIRA director Cuc Vu, Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim (far right) and members of the Seattle Immigrant and Refugee Commission looking on.

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Yesterday morning, Mayor Ed Murray announced $680,000 of new proposed investments to support Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities, which now make up every one in five city residents.