Glossary

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Refugee

A person who has left their country and is afraid to go back. They were harmed or threatened because of who they are or what they believe (this includes their race, nationality, religion, political beliefs, or membership in a group).

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Removal

Sent out of the country by an immigration judge or officer.

See also: "Deported (Deportation)"

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Resident

Short for a permanent resident (green card holder).