Immigrants, Refugees, & Migrants: What's the difference?

The world is facing the largest forced displacement crisis in history – more than 65 million people have been forcibly displaced from their homes by conflict, persecution, and violence. Of that number, 25.4 million have received official refugee status. Others are internally displaced or in the process of seeking asylum in a country where they can rebuild their lives in safety and hope.

Learn more about refugee resettlement.

Many of the children, women, and men who are presenting themselves at the US’ southern border are asylum-seekers. They have a claim of credible fear and are legally seeking entry into the US through the asylum process.

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