An article in today’s New York Times relayed the trials and tribulations of a displaced people. Several thousand Bhutanese- of Nepali descent- were expelled from Bhutan for allegedly entering the country illegally. The United States has granted them amnesty and allocated housing in the Bronx to a large cluster of families. Accustomed to village and refugee-camp life, they now have to navigate the tumultuous waters of being strangers in a large, foreign city. Most interesting, perhaps, is that they are a new immigrant group to The United States and have no other community members to aid in their acclimation.

(The refugee situation in Bhutan has been mentioned on this blog before: here, here, and here.)

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