Monday, June 20, 2011

World Refugee Day

USCIS: World Refugee Day

What is a Refugee?

Under U.S. law a refugee is an individual who:
  • Is located outside of the United States

  • Demonstrates that they were persecuted or fear persecution due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group Is not firmly resettled in another country

  • Is of special humanitarian concern to the United States

  • Is admissible to the United States

A refugee does not include anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

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