Tennessee Office for Refugees


An Amerasian is a child fathered by a United States citizen in Vietnam during conflict in that region, and resettled in the US under legislation enacted in December of 1987 commonly referred to as the “Amerasian Homecoming Act”. Amerasians are granted Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status under special provisions of the Immigrant and Nationality Act and are eligible for the same benefits as refugees.

Quick Facts:
  • Over 75,000 Amerasians have been resettled in the United States.
  • Though most Amerasians arrived during the late 1980s and the 1990s, 84 were resettled in the U.S. in 2008.

Facts compiled from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), and the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Please visit the Resources section for more information.

The services of our Basic Needs Programs work to meet the needs of people we serve in a supportive way.
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Immigration Services provides counseling, assistance in completing immigration forms and photographs to individuals seeking assistance in most immigration matters.
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Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc. has always been engaged in the humanitarian aid to refugees, starting with the finding of foster homes for 43 Cuban refugee children in 1962.
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If you are a parent looking for support to reduce stressors and increase your skills, our staff can help you with opportunities to meet the many challenges faced by families.
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A variety of services are provided to the Hispanic community in Middle Tennessee by Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.'s Hispanic Services programs.
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Catholic Charities' Living at Home program assists seniors in their efforts to age in place.
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Since 1976, Catholic Charities School Counseling Program has helped thousands of students and their families find their way during times of distress.
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Caring Choices is a state-licensed adoption agency operated by Catholic Charities of TN, Inc. serving all races and religions.
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We have been engaged in humanitarian aid to refugee since 1962. Thousands from more than 35 countries have received help through Catholic Charities.
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