About Refugee Congress


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.

Wherever conversations take place that impact refugees, asylum-seekers and other vulnerable migrants, our voices should be at the table.


Established in 2011, the UNHCR hosted the first Refugee Congress, bringing together 60 refugees and asylum-seekers from across the U.S. Refugee Congress has continued to grow since then, with regular Board and Delegate meetings and ongoing advocacy and support activities.


We have delegates in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read about them and their work.


Refugee Congress is grateful to our funding partner, USA for UNHCR, and our fiscal sponsor, CWS.