refugee - one that flees; especially : a person who flees to a foreign country or power to escape danger or persecution (Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
After I showed a documentary to my students today, I reviewed some of the concepts and words used in the film. I felt a particular kinship with my students as we discussed these two ideas:
"I came to America to give my offspring a better life."
"At home, I was in constant anxiety about my family. Here, I don't have anxiety."
I only have to substitute the words "my new home" for "America" and I can sympathize completely with my refugee friends.
(Thank you God for sending me here.)