Resources for Refugees
- Wake Tech ESL program contact for refugees: Sue O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org
- (USCRI) – United States Committee on Refugees and Immigrants: (Refugee Services)
- 5 W. Hargett Street, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC 27601
- (919) 334-0072 ext. 4013
- (LSC) – Lutheran Services Carolinas: (Refugee Services)
- 1-800-HELPING (435-7464)
- (USCIS) – United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
- The official U.S. government agency that grants citizenship
- Information on legal permanent residency (“green card”) and the naturalization (citizenship) process
World Refugee Day celebration – June 18
The United Nations has marked June 20th as World Refugee Day – a day that people can honor the strength, spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide. It is a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in their communities and to raise awareness of their struggles.
Here in Raleigh, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, along with Lutheran Services, is sponsoring a World Refugee fair on Saturday, June 18th .
Click on this flyer for details: World Refugee Day celebration – Raleigh, NC: Saturday, June 18
Welcome to North Carolina (documentary film)(June 2016)
This short (22 minute) documentary follows an Iranian couple and their two children who had to flee Baghdad and came to live in Raleigh, NC. The film shows the refugee resettlement process in the United States and the difficulties that many immigrants and refugees face.
Click here to watch: WRAL Documentary
Refugees caught between Bhutan and NepalThis is a well-done article about Bhutanese refugees. It includes photos showing their refugee camps, the resettlement process, and the refugees beginning their new lives in the United States:
Bhutanese refugees (article): “My Country is My Family: Resettling Bhutan’s Refugees”