Any person who is outside any country of such person's nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Administration of Children and Families: Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
State Department: Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration: Refugee Processing Center
Connecticut's Statewide Services
Connecticut Department of Social Services: Refugee Assistance Program
Connecticut Department of Public Health: Refugee and Immigrant Health Program
Services within Connecticut
The State contracts with the following agencies to provide resettlement services including case management, employment assistance, and additional supportive services to refugees:
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