18 - The Reason I'm Here (Part 2)

Beyond Soundbites

07-10-2020 • 30 min

This episode is part two of two in a sequence where we consider the significance of the Refugee Act of 1980 (signed in to law 40 years ago) through the eyes of one of its beneficiaries, 26-year-old Trang Tran. In the last episode we learned the basic shape of her grandfather’s story and reviewed the history, conflict, and global migration trends that allowed him and his family to resettle to a Chicago suburb in the early 1990s. Now we’ll back up the timeline and zoom in to understand how Trang’s family navigated the challenges and opportunities presented by resettlement.