Resource Type: Informationals & Toolkits

1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees

The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is a historic document, creating a unified definition of who a refugee is and what rights they are entitled to. Together with the 1967 Protocol, that removed some of the limits of the Convention, these documents serve as a humanitarian foundation for refugees. Convention and Protocol…

Refugee Integration and Economic Contributions 2019

Nationwide, research has shown that refugees are large contributors to local economies. Refugees revitalize cities and towns by offsetting population decline and boost economic growth throughout the country by opening businesses, paying taxes, and buying homes. Many businesses would go under if not for refugee employees. Refugee Integration & Economic Contributions

Refugee Resettlement as an US National Security Interest

Refugee resettlement is not just a moral and humanitarian issue. National security experts agree that it is a key tool in the advancement of US foreign policy, helping keep Americans and our allies safe and secure. Refugee Resettlement as National Security 2019

At a Glance: US Refugee Resettlement

The US has resettled more than 3 million people through its public-private partnership model. Learn more about the agencies and offices involved in cooperation to provide this necessary humanitarian service. At A Glance: US Refugee Resettlement

US Refugee Screening and Vetting Process

he US has one of the most intensive and detailed screening procedures when vetting refugees for resettlement. It takes the cooperation of foreign, domestic, and intergovernmental agencies to bring refugees to the US. Screening and Vetting Procedures

State-by-state Refugee Resettlement

Refugee Resettlement in the United States relies on deep partnerships with our state and local partners. Learn more about the refugee populations and services in each state by accessing the documents below: Alabama Refugee Resettlement Alaska Refugee Resettlement Arizona Refugee Resettlement Arkansas Refugee Resettlement  California Refugee Resettlement Colorado Refugee Resettlement Connecticut Refugee Resettlement Delaware Refugee…

Family Reunification for Refugees and Asylees

Family Reunification for Refugees and Asylees (for download here) The October 24, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with Enhanced Vetting Capabilities[1] places an indefinite hold on a type of family reunification visa available for family members of refugees and asylees, the “follow-to-join” visa.  There are other family reunification options available to…

Security Advisory Opinion Fact Sheet

Security Advisory Opinion Fact Sheet (for download here) The Security Advisory Opinion (SAO) is a process the State Department utilizes to decide to grant or deny US visas to certain applicants.  Started following September 11, 2001, SAO checks are an additional security mechanism, typically used to detect for espionage, terrorism, or illegal transport of technology. SAOs…

10 Facts About US Refugee Resettlement

The Migration Policy Institute created 10 facts about US refugee resettlement in the US in response to Obama’s expansion of the Presidential Determination in response to growing global needs. Explore the resource to learn more about the demographics of refugees, the use of benefits, and more. REFUGEE FACTS OCT 2015