About Refugee Congress

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Refugee Congress is a nonpartisan advocacy organization built and led by former refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants to promote the well-being, integration and dignity of all vulnerable migrants.

With delegates across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we use our voices and experiences to inform and influence decision-makers on critical domestic and international issues that affect our communities.

We do this by:

  • Working in partnership with other organizations advocating for and serving refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants – including Refugee Council USA, UNHCR, resettlement agencies, government agencies and other organizations
  • Advocating for policies and programs that support the needs of refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants with government agencies, elected officials and service providers at the local, state, national, and international levels
  • Reaching out to refugee, asylum-seeker and other vulnerable migrant communities in each state to understand their concerns, needs, challenges and successes
  • Educating government agencies, elected officials, service providers and the general public about refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants to build greater awareness about who we are, why we are here and what we contribute to our local communities and the larger society