Welcoming Refugees

Welcoming Refugees

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    Refugees flee a life that is threatened daily by war and civil unrest. Visit http://www.EmbraceRefugees.org to learn the facts and access resources to help welcome refugees in your community. The constant storm cloud of violence means children can’t go to school without fearing for their safety, and some days there’s not enough food to eat. 

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    What's in Your Bag? | Welcoming Refugees | Ad Council

    Refugees flee a life that is threatened daily by war and civil unrest. Visit http://www.EmbraceRefugees.org to learn the facts and access resources to help welcome refugees in your community. 

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85,000 refugees will be admitted for resettlement by the US in 2016

Overview

Refugees want what we all want: peace, security, and freedom from fear.  Survivors of terror, war, violence, and political and religious persecution, refugees hope for a life safe from the horrors they’ve experienced.  For over 60 million forcibly displaced people, a normal life is the dream they share.

In 2016,the United States will admit 85,000 refugees for permanent resettlement. In the last 10 years, 60% of refugees admitted were women and children, undergoing a process of multiple levels of rigorous screening and security clearance that typically takes 18-24 months. The vast majority of those who have resettled here have proven to be hardworking and productive residents who embrace the U.S., and in turn hope to have the U.S. embrace them.  

Launched on World Refugee Day, June 20th, 2016, the campaign encourages Americans to be more accepting of refugees who were recently relocated to the U.S. by dispelling myths and misperceptions. Visit EmbraceRefugees.org to get the facts and learn information on what you can do to welcome refugees in your community. 

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