Planting New Roots in the U.S.

Thousands of asylum seekers arrive at the U.S. border every year seeking protection from persecution in their home countries. But they face an often difficult and complex legal process.

People like Malado Diallo, an asylum seeker from Mali, are then left waiting to rebuild their lives with very little support. Now, some are finding refuge in a NYC urban gardening program. ‘New Roots’ is an IRC-established program helping refugees and asylum seekers find resources like English-language classes and helping them find employment. But they’re also helping women find a sense of community and build relationships they wouldn’t otherwise find.