Refugee camp by Delegate Clara Hart near downtown Sioux Falls calls attention to plight

Refugee camp by Delegate Clara Hart near downtown Sioux Falls calls attention to plight

Clara Hart, South Dakota delegate and Refugee Congress Board Chair, hosted a Refugee Camp in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on World Refugee Day to call attention to the plight of refugees. View the article here: http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Refugee-camp-near-downtown-Sioux-Falls-calls-attention-to-plight-429771533.html

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Beni Dedieu Luzau Attends World Refugee Day Rally at the White House

Beni Dedieu Luzau Attends World Refugee Day Rally at the White House

In honor of World Refugee Day, Maryland delegate Beni Dedieu Luzau attended a rally at the White House encouraging the administration to continue the refugee program.

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Shambel Zeru Receives 2017 Mayor’s Youth Award

Colorado delegate Shambel Zeru received the 2017 Mayor’s Youth Award in Aurora, Colorado. Check out the video of the ceremony.

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Ekhlas Ahmed Discusses Her Story with Glamour Magazine

Ekhlas Ahmed Discusses Her Story with Glamour Magazine

When Ekhlas Ahmed was growing up in Darfur, Sudan, it wasn’t a violent, war-torn country or the site of a horrific genocide. For Ahmed, at least, it was a happy home. She spent most of her time with her parents and her three brothers or in school. Read more about Ekhlas here: http://www.glamour.com/story/world-refugee-day-ekhlas-ahmed-telling-her-story

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Hadidja Nyiransekuye and Jean-Claude Mauridi Lead at Texas Refugee Advocacy Day

Hadidja Nyiransekuye and Jean-Claude Mauridi Lead at Texas Refugee Advocacy Day

Honorary Texas delegates Hadidja and Jean-Claude participated in a first of its kind Refugee Advocacy Day at the Texas state capitol. The day included visits with legislators. See this related article for more information: http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/news/2017/05/11/first-ever-refugee-advocacy-day-calls-on-legislators-for-compassion-.html

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Wilmot Collins Talks About the Refugee Process at TEDxHelena

Wilmot Collins, delegate from Montana, shared his refugee experience at TEDxHelena. His story is unique but echoes the resilience and strength of all refugees.

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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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