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April 5, 2024

The Latest from Global Refuge

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    April 2, 2024

    Harrowing experience for immigrant women means challenging path to American dream

    On a small island off the coast of Lower Manhattan, a statue stands as a testament to the promise of the American dream. It’s not the towering Statue of Liberty – Mother of Exiles – but rather the likeness of Annie Moore, an Irish teenager who etched her name into history as the first immigrant to step onto U.S. soil through Ellis Island in 1892.

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    April 5, 2024

    Harvesting Hope in Fargo

    The Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program stands at the forefront of the sustainable food movement, championing a future where access to nutritious, locally grown produce is within everyone's reach.

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Advocacy

  • Press Release

    March 22, 2024

    Congressional funding bill authorizes additional Special Immigrant Visas for eligible Afghans

    Budget legislation to add 12,000 Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans allies, extends application deadline

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  • Press Release

    April 9, 2024

    U.S. Refugee Admissions Program finds new life in FY 2024

    The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is on track to resettle the most refugees in three decades, and potentially meet the Biden administration’s goal of resettling 125,000 refugees this year.

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News

  • Press Release

    April 8, 2024

    A Global Refuge in Guatemala: new program serves repatriated youth

    Global Refuge's “Camino a Casa” program provides educational, vocational, and mental health support to youth returned to Guatemala.

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  • Press Release

    March 7, 2024

    Global Refuge Welcomes Five New Members to Board of Directors

    Global Refuge, the nation's largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated exclusively to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants in the U.S., announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors

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News · Community Engagement

February 22, 2021

What is the USA Refugee Resettlement Process?

Many refugees will spend years uprooted, unable to return home, hoping and praying for a chance to be considered for the refugee resettlement process.

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News · Outreach

January 21, 2021

Explained: The Biden Immigration Plan

After four years of what has felt like a war on immigration, the inauguration of President Biden represents the dawn of a new day for immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees, and all those who welcome them.

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News · Immigration and Asylum

January 8, 2021

Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Migrants – What’s the Difference?

Every day, thousands of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees make the incredibly difficult decision to leave their countries in search of safety and better lives.

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Press Release · Community Engagement

December 16, 2020

Global Refuge Holiday Campaign Supports Migrant Families and ICE Detainees

In an effort to bring hope to thousands of migrants in the United States, Global Refuge is running its sixth-annual Hope for the Holidays campaign.

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News · Outreach

December 8, 2020

Re-Introducing Global RefugeConnect

On December 7, Global Refuge officially relaunched Global RefugeConnect, a space for Global Refuge to share news and resources with our community.

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