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Harrisonburg Festival of Cultures

What does it mean to feel resettled, and how do you get there?

For Mrs. Lailuma, a recent widow with children, arriving in Charlottesville, Virginia meant adapting not only to a new country, but also to a new family dynamic. The moment she felt like she'd be able to make it in America? Getting her driver's license.

We also caught back up with the refugees featured earlier in the series, as we originally spoke with them as far back as 2018, to hear where they stand on the question of resettlement, and whether America ever becomes...home. 

Ahmed and Angela also weigh in on the current state of immigration and refugee resettlement in the United States, reflecting on the importance of changing the perception of people arriving from other countries.


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