Refugees Want What You Want: A Life Free From Terror

A migrant girl looks through the fence waiting to register with the police in refugee center in the southern Serbian town of Presevo, in Belgrade, Serbia, Hundreds of migrants arrive daily into Serbia in order to register and continue their journey further north towards Western Europe. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

As more becomes known after the recent attacks in Paris, France, including IS taking responsibility, certain voices whisper through the cries of sorrow that refugees are complicit in this act of depravity. Next America has covered refugees in the U.S. for years. We've gathered some of those stories here to offer a picture we believe more closely reflects who refugees are, the sacrifices they make when they are forced to leave their homelands, and how much they endure once they arrive here.

After Refugees Wash Ashore

Syrians are heading to the United States. But the system that awaits them has proved perilous for others. (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Why Syrian Refugees Might Settle in These U.S. Cities

We look at how they’re likely to be a boon rather than a burden to these places. (FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Detroit Is a Dream Come True for Iraqi Refugees

When you’ve grown up in Baghdad and been driven out of your home by militants, even America’s most struggling city is a welcome sight. (Courtesy of National Journal)

Soccer Program Helps Refugee Kids Fit In At School

The ‘universal sport’ has helped children from war-torn countries make friends and settle into the Baltimore public schools. (Emily Jan)

How Some Refugees in Seattle Learned to Trust the Police

Oromo, Eritrean and Ethiopian refugees participate in city of Seattle's first Refugee Women's Institute (Bianca Young/ City of Seattle)

Report Finds Harsh Conditions at Immigration Detention Centers

A government study details the rights violations in government-run and private facilities. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Young, Alone and Undocumented

Guillermo fled El Salvador alone last year, fearing for his life. He was among 68,000 other unaccompanied minors who made the perilous trip across the U.S. border. Now, Guillermo must traverse an overwhelmed immigration system. (Emily Jan)

Former Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ is Now a U.S. Diplomat

Gai Nyok is among the success stories from a U.S. amnesty program for refugee children orphaned by the second Sudanese civil war. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)