The process of resettling refugees in the U.S.

April 24, 2012

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The UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that about half of the world's refugees are children.

The United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees estimates that 750,000 refugees around the world are currently in need of resettling.  The majority will end up in the U.S., which resettles more refugees than any other country in the world. Worldview discusses the resettlement process with Greg Wangerin, executive director of Chicago-based RefugeeOne and Ambassador David Robinson, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. They shed light on how refugees get here and their difficult transition.