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19 June 2015

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

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At June 19, 2015 at 5:31:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Joe Cuddihy, initial Director OF USCIS Office of Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations said...

Congratulations to Barbara Strack and the men and women of the USCIS Refugee Corps on their 10th anniversary. They continually provide the protection of the US to the most deserving of those fleeing repression, often at their own personal risk.

At June 21, 2015 at 4:54:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

In this occasion, I take pleasure in offering words of sincere thanks to all of those who have worked very hard to give another chance to refugees from around the world, and on top of them are the USCIS employees who have dedicated their precious time and efforts for the most vulnerable group of people on earth , refugees, and I myself as a refugee feel indebted to the United States and its people for giving me this chance to live again as a free, safe and independent person and I am determined to prove that this opportunity is going to be equally beneficial to me and to my host nation. thanks again and happy refugee day.

At June 22, 2015 at 11:23:00 PM EDT , Blogger jrdesingweb said...

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At June 26, 2015 at 2:05:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you USCIS Refugee Corps for the great work you do to help refugees resettle in the United States that gives them hope to restart their lives.

At June 26, 2015 at 2:11:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leόn Rodríguez is a great leader, it was nice meeting him in Salt Lake City, Utah

At July 2, 2015 at 10:08:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Kafumba Swaray said...

Thanks to all employees of the USCIS. All of you are doing a great job for refugees around the world.Your agency is restoring hope to people that were once hopeless. Happy Refugees Day and God bless the United States Of America.


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