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USCIS Celebrates World Refugee Day and 10th Anniversary of USCIS Refugee Corps

World Refugee Day is June 20.  This day is always special to employees of USCIS as we play a critical role in resettling refugees from around the globe.   This year marks the 10th anniversary of our refugee corps, which has grown to include 88 officers and 22 supervisors, who are based in Washington, D.C., but also travel around the world to interview refugee applicants. The men and women of the USCIS Refugee Corps provide resettlement opportunities to qualified refugees from around the globe while ensuring the integrity of the refugee program and our national security. Working in cooperation with the Department of State, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program resettled 69,987 in the United States during fiscal year 2014.

Our director, Leόn Rodríguez, made a video in honor of the importance of World Refugee Day and the hard work of all people working to help refugees from around the globe.

You can learn more about World Refugee Day at the UNHCR website. To learn more about USCIS’ mission to help refugees, visit our Humanitarian page

There are over 16,700,000 refugees worldwide. 960,000 refugees in need of resettlement in 2015. 27 countries resettle and 67% submitted for resettlement resettled in the U.S.. USCIS processed refugees in 56 countries. 61 different nationalities of refugees resettled to the U.S. since FY2015 and less than 1% submitted by UNHCR to third countries for resettlement. World Refugee Day: 606,000 refugees resettled in the U.S. since the inception of the Refugee Corps.

Last Updated: 02/05/2021
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