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monday refugee funnies

June 19, 2011

So, these days refugees get a pretty bad wrap. Sadly, the term refugee has become psynomonous with the term ‘boat people’ and all the negative connotations that go with it like queue jumper, terrorist etc. Often times, I don’t think people understand the difference between a refugee and an immigrant.

Immigrants have chosen to leave the country of their birth in search of a better life and better opportunities. Refugees have no other choice than to leave the country of their birth for fear of persecution and sometimes death. That’s why my family is here.

To help dispel all the bad vibes out there at the moment about refugees, every Monday I will post a story about my experiences growing up as a refugee kid in Australia. Let me tell you there are some real doozies. I’ll kick off with a story in a post later today.

In the meantime, happy Monday!

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