Meredith Hoffman

refugees

Where Will Refugees Suddenly Rejected by the US Go Now?

Trump's ban on refugees has governments and aid workers scrambling, and made some desperate situations worse.
Meredith Hoffman
2.1.17
News

Texas Is Trying to Stop the Influx of Syrian Refugees

There won't actually be fewer refugees moving to Texas, but the decision to withdraw from the federal resettlement program sends a pretty strong political message.
Meredith Hoffman
11.9.16
Stuff

LGBTQ Immigrants Go to America for Refuge and End Up in Detention Centres

The United States offers a safe haven for LGBTQ asylum seekers, but when they first arrive, many end up facing abuse in immigrant detention centers.
Meredith Hoffman
11.2.16
News

The Refugees Who Refuse Asylum

For some, the ability to travel back home outweighs the protections of asylum status in western Europe.
Meredith Hoffman
10.25.16
Stuff

For Young Refugees, Marriage Is a Form of Protection

More than 1,000 married children have migrated to Germany in the past year. Now, the country has a dilemma: protect the girls by separating or preserving these marriages.
Meredith Hoffman
9.28.16
tech

How Syrian Refugees Are Helping One Another Adjust to Life in a Strange Land

A new website started by a Syrian refugee living in Germany aims to explain everything from how to navigate the country's bureaucracy to how to order at a restaurant.
Meredith Hoffman
9.13.16
Stuff

Seeking Asylum and Finding Love

Germany opened its borders to more than 1 million refugees last year—some of whom are now finding love and starting families with locals.
Meredith Hoffman
9.7.16
Travel

The Aimless Purgatory of Being a Teen Refugee

More than 42,000 minors entered Germany alone last year seeking protection from conflict zones. Most of them are teens, hoping to adapt to a new culture on their own.
Meredith Hoffman
9.1.16
Stuff

The Rare and Horrifying Instances of Refugees from First World Countries

The United States almost never grants asylum to citizens of EU countries, but in a select few cases, people have fled violations of their human rights in Europe.
Meredith Hoffman
4.27.16
News

A Fake Chlamydia Epidemic Has Traumatised This Small Texas Town

A false STD alarm has sparked a long-avoided debate about sex education in Crane, Texas.
Meredith Hoffman
5.13.15
News

Texas Is About to Let College Students Carry Guns on Campus

Because letting coeds loose on college campuses with hidden firearms is the obvious way to stop assault.
Meredith Hoffman
3.13.15