City of Residence: Omaha, Nebraska
Country of origin: Myanmar
Arrival in the U.S.: 2009
Mr. Nay Blay is a Burmese refugee who was resettled from Myanmar to the United States in 2009. He currently resides in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife, where he works as a case manager helping refugees become established. Prior to moving to Nebraska, Mr. Blay lived in Clarksville, Arkansas, where advocated for increasing resettlement in the area, and still maintains strong relationships with local leadership. Before he moved to Clarksville, the town did not have any resettled refugees, but now there are almost 300 resettled refugees in the city. Mr. Blay hopes to one day start his own resettlement agency. He is most proud of contribution to the communities he has lived in to help people become self-sufficient.
Word for U.S.: Opportunity