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Expanded to include asylum seekers. Updated statistics, references, and further readings.

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date: 20 November 2017

Abstract and Keywords

This entry presents introductory information on asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants in the United States, including distinctions among them, major regions of origin, demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, challenges in social and cultural adaptation, and best practices for social work with these populations.

Keywords: asylum seekers, cultural adaptation, immigrants, refugees, United States

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