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The Resource Strangers at the Gate : the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada

Strangers at the Gate : the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada

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Strangers at the Gate : the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada
Title
Strangers at the Gate
Title remainder
the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-seven million people in the world are refugees. In this book, Morton Beiser puts readers in touch, emotionally and intellectually, with the reality of refugees in Canada. In the process, he dispels key misconceptions about immigrants in this country and reframes central debates on refugee policy. The book describes Beiser's ten-year study of 1,300 Boat People admitted to Canada between 1979 and 1981. It chronicles the former refugees' struggles to learn English, and to establish themselves economically in their new environment and shows that, contrary to popular opinion, they use fewer health and social services than indigenous Canadians. Beiser finds that, although most refugees in most resettlement situations succeed remarkably well, no country, Canada included, offers newcomers the welcome they need and deserve. This remarkable study, with its profoundly human dimension, should be read by all policy-makers in the fields of immigration and social and health services
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
959.7043087
Index
no index present
LC call number
F1035.I55B45 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indochinese
  • Boat people
  • Boat people
  • Canada
  • Boat people
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Indochinese
  • Canada
  • Indochina
Label
Strangers at the Gate : the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
815766929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282028319
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815766929
Label
Strangers at the Gate : the 'Boat People's' First Ten Years in Canada
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
815766929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282028319
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815766929

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