• Wilmot Collins, Montana Delegate, wins mayoral contest in Helena, Montana
    Wilmot Collins, Montana Delegate, wins mayoral contest in Helena, Montana
  • Clara Hart, South Dakota Delegate, Announces run for City Council
    Clara Hart, South Dakota Delegate, Announces run for City Council
  • Fatima Dirie, Utah delegate, featured for her work on Welcoming Week.
    Fatima Dirie, Utah delegate, featured for her work on Welcoming Week.
  • Biar Atem, Nevada Delegate, Pens a powerful op-ed on South Sudan.
    Biar Atem, Nevada Delegate, Pens a powerful op-ed on South Sudan.
  • Delegate Fidel Nshombo featured in the Boise Weekly newspaper.
  • Delegate Clara Hart featured in Argus Leader newspaper
    Delegate Clara Hart featured in Argus Leader newspaper
  • Delegate Wilmot Collins Shares his Story on TEDxTalk.
    Wilmot Collins
  • Delegate Ekhlas Ahmed featured in Glamour Magazine.
    Ekhlas
  • Refugee Congress on the Hill 2016
  • Refugee Congress 2016
  • Group Photo

Refugee Congress is an independent advocacy and advisory organization comprised of refugees, asylum-seekers, and stateless persons from across the U.S. who seek to champion domestic and international refugee issues.

 

Delegate Spotlight: Wilmot Collins

Mr. Wilmot Collins is a refugee from Liberia who was forced to flee the Liberian civil war after the ceasefire collapsed and two of his brothers were killed by rebels and government soldiers. Mr. Collins arrived in the United States in 1994, and he now resides in Helena, Montana with his wife, daughter, and son. He is a Child Protection Specialist, an adjunct instructor at University of Montana-Helena, and serves as a member of the United States Naval Reserves.



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