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The RESPONSE or Refugee Sponsorship for Education Campaign

From 2019 to 2022 the Response Campaign: College and University Sponsorship of Refugee Students, gathered a coalition of partners and students with refugee backgrounds to build support for a new college and university refugee sponsorship program, by providing refugee students expanded pathways to resettle, study, and obtain legal permanent residence in the U.S.

Representatives from approximately sixty organizations and institutions were engaged in the Initiative, developing a report, University Sponsorship of Refugee Students: Initiative on Increasing U.S. Education Pathways for Refugee Students. The report outlines a path and recommendations for the U.S. to develop, implement, and sustain a university sponsorship program for refugee students

This initiative led to the launch in July 2023 of the Welcome Corps on Campus, by the State Department.

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