by Ellie Melero
KANSAS CITY, Kan. —
Going to a new school is hard.
But it’s even harder when that new school is in a new country.
That is the prospect many children from refugee families living in the Kansas City area are facing this month.
Every year, thousands of people immigrate to the United States as refugees. They come seeking asylum from civil wars and religious, racial and ethnic persecution, among other things. They come seeking a better life for themselves and their families. When they arrive, they need help starting their new lives.