In the News / December 2015

From Iraq to Washtenaw Community College: One student refugee’s journey

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The United States has infrastructure to help refugees once they’ve been admitted into the country. There’s an ordinary two-story brick building on the Dearborn stretch of Michigan Avenue that houses one of six field offices run by the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. USCRI is a non-profit organization, active since 1911, dedicated to helping immigrants and refugees resettle in the States. Since the Dearborn branch opened in 2007, more than 4,200 refugees have been relocated in southeastern Michigan by USCRI.

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