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date: 21 September 2019

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This article 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, economic, 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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