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One Book One Community 2020: Americanah: Immigration & Refugees

2020 Community-Wide Reading Program


U.S. Immigrants

Immigrants listen to a speech as they wait to become U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. (Mark Ralson/AFP/Getty Images)

"Key findings about U.S. immigrants" by Jynnah Radford (Pew Research Center, June 17, 2019)

"The United States has more immigrants than any other country in the world. Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2017. The population of immigrants is also very diverse, with just about every country in the world represented among U.S. immigrants."

Local and Federal Resources

Find help with U.S. Citizenship in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants (LORI)

The Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants (LORI) is an organization of refugees and immigrants assisting other refugees and immigrants.

"Since 2002, the Baton Rouge location resettled 1,500 refugees in the local area with the common origin countries including Burma, Iraq, and Somalia. LORI (Louisiana Organization for Refugees and Immigrants) acknowledges the gap of services and establishes an organization by refugees and immigrants alike to serve the needs of refugees and immigrants in Baton Rouge and Louisiana at large."

Contact Information: 

Phone: (225) 303-4665


Service Areas Covered: Lafayette, New Orleans, Baton Rouge

LORI is a 501(c)(3) Organization.