The Refugee and Immigrant Affairs Initiative is an interlocal agreement between the City of Durham and Durham County aimed at facilitating the successful integration of immigrants and refugees into Durham’s civic, economic, and cultural life experiences. Nearly 15% of Durham's residents
The U.S. Census Bureau uses the term “foreign born” to refer to anyone who is not a U.S. citizen at birth. This includes immigrants and refugees. According to Census data, there are over 44,000 foreign born residents in Durham - nearly 14% of the city's total population. The New American Economy, an immigrant research organization, labels Durham as a "minor emerging gateway city" or a major destination for immigrants. Durham is also home to two refugee resettlement agencies.
For more information on this initiative contact Refugee & Immigrant Affairs Strategist, Selina Máté at [email protected]