Undergraduate Journal of Global Citizenship



The refugee experience is informed by a modern nationalistic mindset. As refugees forced to flee their nation and shelter in a nation whose identity they do not share, refugees are in a uniquely vulnerable position in society. Such vulnerability manifests in the international push for voluntary repatriation of refugees despite the increasing difficulty of quick repatriation that results in refugees being viewed as invaders. These sentiments have led to many refugees existing under the invisibility bargain in which they contribute to a country’s economy without benefits of cultural acceptance as can be seen with Columbian refugees in Ecuador.



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