Info and Resources

The US Refugee Resettlement Program is a collaborative effort between the Department of Homeland Security: US Citizenship and Immigration Services; the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM); and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR) coordinates international action addressing refugee problems. The UNHCR offers protection to displaced people, providing emergency supplies and linkages to other services. Finding a durable solution for refugees is an important part of the work of the UNHCR; the three durable solutions for refugees are voluntary repatriation when it is safe, local integration, and resettlement to a third country.

Learn more about Tennessee Office for Refugees, the refugees we resettle, and the process of refugee resettlement by exploring the links below.


Answers to some frequently asked questions about refugee resettlement in Tennessee.

TOR Reports and Data

Download annual arrival numbers, Refugee Absorptive Capacity Act Reports, Annual Service Plans, etc.

Cultural Information

A collection of links to useful information about the situations some refugees fled.

Populations we Serve

Learn the difference between refugee, asylee, SIV, and other eligible populations.

This infographic from ORR might be helpful to understand the resettlement process:

orr_Overview Refugee Resettlement Program_Infographic
Office of Refugee Resettlement

Unravel some myths about refugees:
Unravelling Myths about Refugees

This infographic illustrates the journey of a refugee seeking resettlement:
Journey of a Refugee