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Refugees in Oregon

Refugees in Oregon mostly come from Cuba, Burma, Bhutan, Iran, Iraq and Somalia. DHS and local partners provide services that include help to learn American culture and language.

Learn more about refugees in Oregon​.​

 63,000 refugees resettled in Oregon

Humanitarian efforts brought 1,246 refugees to Oregon in 2014 alone and 62,677 total since 1975. Refugees are people who were forced to flee their countries because of persecution, war or violence. 

Data is available about those we welcome to refuge in Oregon

25th Anniversary of the ADA

​This July marks the 25th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) and with it we celebrate a national commitment to eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities.

Read more about the ADA ​