Refugees In the USA  

Refugees who are resettled in the USA are legal immigrants who our country has approved and accepted after a thorough vetting process.  Refugees from Burma and Bhutan made up more than half the refugees resettled in the U.S. from 2008 - 2015. They were in UN camps for 15 to 25 years.  Children were born and grew up in the camps.

Refugees who are resettled in the U.S. were unable to return to their own countries due to well founded fears after fleeing from wars, civil, ethnic, and religious discrimination and persecution. They did not want to leave their countries, their homes, their possessions, and livelihoods.