- What is a refugee?
- About Refugee Stress
- About Traumatic Stress
- About Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents
- Case Examples
- Use the Assessment Tool
- Provider Tips
Refugee Services Toolkit
What is a refugee/asylee?
-Article 1 of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
-The State of the World’s Refugees 2006: Human Displacement in the New Millennium by The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Individuals who meet the legal definition of refugee, but who apply for asylum status after they are already present in the U.S. or at a port of entry. Asylum applicants can have any (or no) immigration status when they apply. Asylum status can be granted by either a USCIS asylum officer or by an Immigration Judge with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review.
- Section 208 of the Immigration and Nationality Act