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Refugee migration topic of Great Decisions lecture

Refugee migration topic of Great Decisions lecture

Smugglers, political detention and physical and sexual assault are some of the dangers refugees face when traveling to safer borders.

But those dangers are nothing compared to the violence and death plaguing their homelands. Uncertain passage is better than imminent death for many refugees, said Angela Banks, a William and Mary Law School professor and expert on immigration and citizenship. Banks spoke about migration on Tuesday as part of the Great Decisions Series.

"There are no good options," for refugees, Banks said. "Staying at home means certain death. Traveling ... means there are certain abuses you might suffer. At least there is a light at the end of...

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