United States of America

Number of people served: 11,384

The US has long been a refuge for people forced to flee from their homes. Each year, thousands come to the United States to seek safety and security. Some are welcomed through the United States Refugee Admissions Program, while others cross the borders of the U.S. seeking asylum.

Our work in USA

JRS USA is the US office for JRS, based in Washington, DC. JRS USA provides support to the broader JRS network – through funding, oversight, monitoring, and evaluation – assisting JRS projects and programming throughout the world. JRS USA also serves forcibly displaced migrants in the US through our Detention Chaplaincy Programme.┬áThe Jesuit Refugee Service USA chaplaincy programmes provide pastoral and religious assistance to meet the needs of non-citizens detained by the Department of Homeland Security in five U.S. federal detention centers located in Florida, Texas, Arizona and New York. These programmes enable people of all faiths to have access to pastoral care within their faith tradition.

 

See our work

Fr Richard Sotelo SJ celebrates Mass for detainees at the Service Processing Centre for detained undocumented immigrants in El Paso, Texas.
Fr Richard Sotelo SJ celebrates Mass for detainees at the Service Processing Centre for detained undocumented immigrants in El Paso, Texas. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Students at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania host a JRS Refugee Simulation to raise awareness about refugees at their university.
Students at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania host a JRS Refugee Simulation to raise awareness about refugees at their university. (Misericordia University)
Advocates gather in front of the White House to show support for refugees on World Refugee Day.
Advocates gather in front of the White House to show support for refugees on World Refugee Day. (Jesuit Refugee Service)

Contact

JRS USA Country Director

Joan Rosenhauer

Project locations:

Miami, Florida; St. Elizabeth, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Florence, Arizona; Buffalo, New York

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