Center for Refugee Services: World Refugee Day

This past Sunday June 20, 2021, besides being Father’s Day, was also World Refugee Day. Many refugees come from places such as the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia who are seeking a better quality of life. The American Dream is very real to them as they come ready to work and are eager to raise their families in a safe place.

Listen to Ayad Al- Kaisi’s story, a refugee from Iraq, as he came to San Antonio and received help from the Center for Refugee Services.

The Center for Refugee Services has been doing this type of work for 11 years and has had a variety of programs such as music classes, English classes, and citizenship classes. However these programs are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic and will return once the pandemic has subsided significantly.

After 5 years, legally resettled refugees can apply for U.S Citizenship.

Learn more through the Center for Refugee Services website at