Arizona

Arizona's diversity is tied to the land with reservations covering 28% of the state and 22 federally recognized Native American nations. Many Latin Americans have further made the culture rich because of the traditions and food they brought. Arizona welcomes the many who come from countries worldwide such as Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burma. We see the beauty of the tapestry woven from diversity. The Community Programs team in Arizona is actively engaged with local nonprofit organizations, serving in the community, and developing opportunities for collecting and sharing refugee stories.

Demographics
ARRIVALS

FY 2017-2021 data source: Refugee Processing Center: Admissions and Arrivals. Figures do not include Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders from Afghanistan and Iraq, nor Afghan Humanitarian Parolees from 2021 evacuation. Does not include asylum seeker data.

FY 2022 data source: Email from Arizona Department of Economic Security. Figures include Refugees, SIV, Afghan APA, Ukrainian APA, and Cuban/Hatian Entrants.

TOP COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN

FY 2022 data source: Email from Arizona Department of Economic Security.

TOP NEWCOMER LANGUAGES
  • Spanish
  • Dari
  • Pashto
  • Arabic
  • Ukranian

FY 2022 data source: Email from Arizona Department of Economic Security.

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Call to Action

Voice Your Support for Afghan Adjustment

The Afghan Adjustment (AA) has been reintroduced in both the House (H.R.4627) and the Senate (S.2327) of the United States by a bipartisan group of legislators. We invite you to join us in honoring our promise to our Afghan allies by urging your representatives to pass the Afghan Adjustment!

December 6, 2023

Call to Action

Uniting for Ukraine: U.S. Sponsors Needed

Just as citizens in Europe and the U.K. have heroically supported displaced Ukrainians by opening up their homes or securing other housing, assisting with school enrollments, employment needs, and language learning, Americans now have the opportunity via the Welcome.us Sponsor Circles program to directly help newly arrived Ukrainians. The United States has committed to welcoming 100,000 Ukrainians temporarily for a period of two-years and the ability to apply for employment authorization in the U.S. as long as they have a U.S.-based sponsor to petition for them.

January 31, 2023

Volunteer Perspective

Casa Alitas Welcomes All

Tucson, and other cities, do so much more when they connect with charities such as Catholic Community Services’ Casa Alitas program. Everywhere you look you can see artwork that brightens the place and further welcomes people. And economically it helps both the city and its citizens.

October 11, 2022
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Patty Hales TSOS 01 Patty
Community Program Coordinator, Arizona
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Assistant Director of Advocacy
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