still from the Welcome to Shelbyville documentary
Juan Avalos, June 19, 2020

World Refugee Day is June 20, a day to celebrate the courage and resilience of refugees all over the world. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Refugee Act and since that time, California has always been among the top destinations for refugee resettlement.

Two little girls, Pham Doan Phuong, 6, and Pham Quynh Phuong, 4, salute the American flag
Caroline Zakarian, June 12, 2019

The month of June is Refugee Awareness Month and June 20 is World Refugee Day.

teenagers waving from inside a hearse
Teresa Mons, June 26, 2017

I am a refugee, an immigrant, an American. I came to the United States as a young girl, and grew up in Los Angeles. My maternal grandparents were born in Cuba and were descendants of immigrants from Spain, who moved to Cuba to make a better life for themselves.