June 20 is #WorldRefugeeDay

Mario A. Godoy
June 20 is #WorldRefugeeDay

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th and established by the United Nations, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee their homes.

Take A Step #WithRefugees on World Refugee Day
This World Refugee Day, the UN is challenging everyone to join together and take a step with refugees.

US federal immigration law recognizes that some immigrants deserve legal protection if they have been victims of abuse, persecution, violence, or other dangerous situations. Asylum is granted to foreign nationals who live in the United States or are at the border and meet the international definition of a “refugee.

Refugees In Chicago Illinois

Refugees are 8% of U.S. immigrants. These are people fleeing persecution, war, conflict, oppression, and human rights violations in their home countries and have been granted the ability to reside permanently in the U.S.

  • Over 40% of the more than 30,000 refugees who have settled in various parts of Chicagoland since 2002 are from the 7 Muslim countries listed in President Trump’s 2018 executive order travel ban. – Chicago Tribune
  • There were 1,100 refugees admitted to Illinois in 2017, about 3.3 percent of the nationwide figures. As in Georgia, Myanmar was the most-represented country of origin. – US News
  • The State of Illinois has operated a successful refugee resettlement program since 1975. More than 128,572 refugees from 86 countries have resettled in Illinois. – Illinois Refugee Resettlement Program

The immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office can explain your rights and how immigration laws can protect you. They can fight beside you to get the protection you need. If you need help with a refugee, asylum or other immigration issues, please contact our office at 855-554-6369.

 

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