Refugees naturalize at a higher rate than other, non-refugee immigrants, yet they often face serious challenges in the naturalization process due to advanced age, disabilities, low income, limited English proficiency, and low levels of literacy. Refugees also face challenges to civic participation such as language and cultural barriers, unfamiliarity with U.S. civic institutions, and reluctance to get involved in community affairs due to negative experiences in their native countries.
Below is a list of resources developed to help particularly vulnerable populations of asylees and refugees.
- Information for Child Asylees and Refugees
- Information for Elderly Asylees and Refugees
- Information for Asylees and Refugees with disabilities
- Information for Asylees and Refugees about fee waivers
For more information on citizenship and civic participation for asylees and refugees, please see our Citizenship and Civic Participation Project.