Myths and Facts

Myth: Refugees want to leave their home country.

Fact: Refugees are forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution.


Myth: Refugees are all Muslim.

Fact: Refugees are all religions.

Between January 2016 and August 2016 approximately 25,000 refugees were Muslim and more than 30,000 were Christian.


Myth: Refugees are all from the Middle East.

Fact: The majority of refugees considered for resettlement come from Myanmar.


Myth: Refugees are a drain on society.

Fact: Refugees start businesses, pay taxes and contribute to their communities.


Myth: Refugees are terrorits.

Fact: Refugees are fleeing terror groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram. Experts agree Refugees are not a security threat.


Myth: Refugees are a threat to U.S. Security

Fact: Refugees are innocent victims of violence and terror.

There is a 1 in 3.64 Billion chance of being killed by a refugee in the U.S.