The New Americans

The New Americans, who have fled their home country and cannot return. Some of them left to escape war, others to avoid persecution based on religion, race, nationality, or political opinion. Each person has own complex story, and each was helped by the same IRIS to start a new life in the United States.

IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) is an independent nonprofit refugee resettlement agency that, since 1982, has welcomed more than 5,000 refugees to Connecticut.