Who is a refugee?
Under international law, a refugee is someone who has fled his or her country of origin because of a credible fear of persecution on account of their race, religion, political opinion, national origin, or social group
How safe is to support refugees from the Middle East?
The U.S. government only admits those thoroughly screened abroad. This process involves the U.S. Departments of State, Homeland Security and Defense as well as the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center. The process generally requires at least 18 months and includes in-person interviews, biometric background checks, and interviews with third-persons who may have information about the individual being considered for resettlement to the U.S. Only a fraction of one percent of the world’s refugees are admitted for resettlement to the U.S. in any given year, so priority is given to those who are deemed to be most vulnerable, including a majority who are women or children. The vetting process for those being considered for refugee status is actually more stringent than that of any other category of visitor or immigrant to the United States. The U.S. refugee resettlement system continues to be a lifeline to desperate individuals fleeing terrorism.
What are refugees' inmediate needs?
Refugees are greeted and welcomed at the airport by a case worker and volunteers. Newly arrived refugees inmediate need include:
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