Afghan Refugee Family Finds New Home In Maryland

Afghan Refugee Family Finds New Home In Maryland

Refugees resettling in America have found themselves at the center of political and social debates throughout the country. But some are also finding themselves among community generosity.

Source: www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/04/12/afghan-refugee-family

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U.S. Refugee Resettlement Agency Map

U.S. Refugee Resettlement Agency Map

Find out where resettlement agencies are working to support refugees in the United States. Click here to find more information about your local resettlement agency. [Source]

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The Resettlement Screening Process – White House

The Resettlement Screening Process – White House

VIDEO: Screening Refugees for the U.S.

This video explains how refugees are vetted before entering the United States. From the description:

ATTN: spoke with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and his office, who explained the rigorous screening process refugees of the Syrian Civil War must go through to enter the United States of America. Watch here to better understand the process.

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U.S. Resettlement Fact Sheet – UNHCR

U.S. Resettlement Fact Sheet – UNHCR

This UNHCR fact sheet shares some important information about how refugees are selected for resettlement. You can view the PDF version here: US Resettlement Fact Sheet – UNHCR [Source]

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Forum on refugee resettlement held in town

 

Forum on refugee resettlement held in town | The Charlotte News

Vermont Delegate Puspa Luitel speaks at a public forum on refugees, sharing his journey from a refugee camp in Nepal to graduating from Vermont Law School and serving on the Charlotte Planning Commission as a way to give back to his community.

Source: www.charlottenewsvt.org/2016/12/02/forum-on-refugee-resettlement-held-in-town/

 

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Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville

 

Good News: Iraqi teacher settles into her new life in Jacksonville | jacksonville.com Basma Alawee, a teacher at The Foundation Academy and refugee advocate, is continuing the work for which she was honored earlier this year by U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw. To highlight her accomplishments, Crenshaw entered remarks in the official Congressional Record.

Source: jacksonville.com/metro/2016-11-23/good-news-iraqi-teacher-settles-her-new-life-jacksonville

 

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LGBTI Survey

LGBTI Refugee Survey

The Refugee Congress LGBTI Caucus seeks to learn more about the resettlement experience of LGBTI refugees, both overseas and upon arrival to the United States. The members of the Caucus have put together a survey that will be used to help refugee resettlement partners and agencies identify gaps in services and create more welcoming environments with greater protections for LGBTI refugees during the resettlement process. Results from this survey will be shared with resettlement partners and organizations that work with LGBTI refugees around …

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Maui refugee represents Hawaii at national event

 

Maui refugee represents Hawaii at national event | News, Sports, Jobs – Maui News

Source: content.mauinews.com/?p=634470/Maui-refugee-represents-Hawaii-at-national-event.html

 

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Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

Shambel Zeru fled violence in his home country of Eritrea, lived in a refugee camp in Ethiopia and is now a senior at South High School. Zeru’s trip to Washington was part of the Refugee Congress, which included one refugee from each state. Zeru shared his story with Colorado Matters host Nathan Heffel.

Listen to Shambel’s interview here: Colorado High Schooler Advocates For Refugees On National Stage

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