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.