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Iraqi Refugees in the United States: The Enduring Effects of the War on Terror

Ken R. Crane


There are numerous and trenchant accounts of the tragic and disastrous Iraq War (2003–2011), which focus on its financial, human, and political cost to the US. Less has been written about the human cost to the Iraqi people in the largest displacement in the Middle East since 1948. Few Americans are cognizant that over three million Iraqis, many facing violence due to their cooperation with the US invasion and occupation, fled Iraq and that 124,159 were resettled in the US from 2008 to 2015 after an intense lobbying effort by former aid personnel and veterans. This ethnographic study explores t ... More

Keywords: Iraqi refugees, War on Terror, cultural citizenship, resettlement, Islamophobia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479873944
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479873944.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ken R. Crane, author
La Sierra University