Tucson will become home this year for approximately 1000 new refugees who have been forced from their homeland and are coming to the United States from war torn countries in order to flee persecution.

Many of them have been waiting in primitive refugee camps for years in the hope of being given a safe place to call home.

They go through a long, rigorous selection process with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and if approved they come here ready to start over.