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"I WAS SO SMALL WHEN WE LEFT. MY MOTHER CARRIED ME ALL NIGHT, I DID NOT KNOW WHERE WE WERE GOING. NOW I AM SO HAPPY TO BE IN AMERICA."

- YOHANNES, AGE 12, ERITREA

"I LIVED IN A BHUTANESE REFUGEE CAMP IN NEPAL FOR 19 YEARS."

- SHER, BHUTAN

"WHEN I FLED THE JUNGLE, I NEVER DREAMED THAT I WOULD BECOME AN AMERICAN CITIZEN."

- KAPAW, BURMA

"I WAS ONLY SIXTEEN YEARS OLD WHEN I LEFT AFRICA, JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE. IT TAKES COURAGE TO BE A REFUGEE."

- GEORGETTE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO