UCARE: Undergraduate Creative Activities & Research Experiences


Date of this Version

Spring 3-2020

Document Type



Cobb, R. (2020) Lincoln: A Hidden Refugee Hotspot in the United States. Poster presentation, UNL Spring Research Fair, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Copyright 2020 Rhiannon Cobb


This case study examines refugee integration in Lincoln, Nebraska, one of the 63 identified cities who are promoting integration, improved economic mobility, and enhanced civic participation by immigrants and refugees. The United States settles more refugees than any other country and has created diasporas throughout the country. Lincoln is known for the largest Yazidi population outside of the Middle East. I use two major research strategies (1) a qualitative analysis of refugee resource centers and (2) secondary sources on refugee integration. Information and secondary sources have been collected from archives, newspapers, and published journals. This case study further examines the innovative work that Lincoln is doing to provide long term resources for refugees within the community. This project will further the research being completed in refugee integration to find the successful components and weak components of the United States refugee relocation systems.