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Kira a six year old refugee from the Ukraine.

Olesia and Kira’s Story: Our Whole Life Packed Up

Olesia came to the United States with nothing but a small bag and her six-year-old daughter, Kira, in tow.

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Olesia and Kira's Story

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Sharing the stories of immigrants and former refugees in their own words.

Every person has a story. We invite you to learn from the resilient people who have shared theirs with us.

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Refugee Resettlement · Immigration Crisis

September 1, 2023

Ukraine Generations: Three Mothers Resettled

When the war broke out in Ukraine, Liubov Hromova was forced to pack four generations of her family into a car and flee, leaving a lifetime of memories behind.

Refugee Resettlement · Immigration Crisis

August 29, 2023

Delia’s Story: A Mosaic Of Immigration Stories

My mother is from a little town called Alamo, in South Texas on the border. She lived there with her three siblings and her parents, and they lived with their landlords, Concepcion “Connie” and Rafael.

Crises Response & Mobilization · Immigration Crisis

August 29, 2022

Special Feature: A Mother’s Day Reflection

I will never question a mother’s sacrifice to ensure the well-being of her children. Everything costs something, be it time, money or both. Before I came to the U.S., I was drowning in debt.