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Learn about immigrants and refugees

Understanding Immigrants and Refugees

Immigrants are individuals who have chosen to move to another country. Their reasons may be prompted by difficult conditions in their home country or aspirations to a better life in another country; the essential criterion is that immigration is by choice.

Refugees are, according to the United Nation, individuals who have been forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group. Most likely, they cannot return home or are afraid to do so. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.

Understanding Refugee Resettlement in the US

Facts & Stats in the US and the State of Ohio

We have compiled a chart gallery that lists statistics on immigrants and refugees in the United States and the state of Ohio. Our goal is to inform and help spread awareness about the current immigration and refugee landscape.

In Dayton Communities

In the recent years, the City of Dayton has experienced an increase of immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Dayton is becoming more diverse each year which is why our work at Cross Over Community Development is more important than ever. With more immigrants and refugees resettling in Dayton, Ohio, it is vital for us to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome.

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Refugees have resettled in Dayton since 2013
1 %
of Dayton's refugees come from the Congo
1 %
increase of foreign born workers in Dayton
1 %
of immigrants have lived in Dayton for longer than a year