#WorldRefugeeDay

Mother, Father, Neighbor, Business Owner, Teacher, Doctor, Community Leader, Friend.

From coast to coast--and around the world--refugee families add to fabric of our communities. As individuals forced to flee their home countries due to conflict, persecution, or violence, refugees bring with them resilience, diverse perspectives, and a deep appreciation for the opportunities provided by their new home. #RefugeesLead-- giving back economically, culturally, and socially-- showing all of us we are truly #StrongerTogether.

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Who Are Refugees?

Did you know?

Refugees boost local economies.

Refugees bring their talents, resilience and entrepreneurship to our cities and towns: starting businesses, creating jobs, paying taxes and driving local economies.

Refugees enrich communities.

Refugees bring their food, music, art and customs, fostering more vibrant and diverse communities.

Refugees keep us going.

Refugees often fill critical front line jobs, including in healthcare, manufacturing, childcare and food services.

Refugees give back.

Refugees become U.S. citizens who vote, volunteer and frequently engage in community-building initiatives, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.

Welcoming refugees transforms lives.

Americans who sponsor refugees or volunteer with local refugee service agencies will tell you time and again it is one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives.

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