Explore →

Arrival

Lahpai Family walks into home
Photo: Angela Massino / VPM

What happens when you first arrive in the United States? 

The LahPai family’s arrival was highly anticipated: the local resettlement agency prepped their home; the local religious community was ready to provide support; the family’s U.S connection lived just minutes down the street. Even with these support systems, resettlement was -- and still is -- not a straightforward, clean-cut process. 

Why is that? We meet the people helping the LahPai family during their early days of resettlement and explore some of the unexpected difficulties that arise when moving to a new country, a new culture and a new life.

Return