More than 26 million people around the world have fled violence and persecution and are seeking refuge. Over half of those who have fled are children. For almost one third of refugees, resettlement to a safe country is their only hope for a building a future for themselves and their children.
Prior to 2017 the United States has led by example and upheld its values of welcome by resettling many refugees. Refugees overwhelmingly give back to the communities that welcome them, opening businesses, volunteering and becoming actively engaged citizens.