JRS North America

Number of people served in 2020: 3,583

JRS USA serves as the regional office for JRS North America. The region includes the United States and Canada.

In North America, JRS provides a variety of services, including religious services for detained migrants, resettlement and integration, and national advocacy and outreach.

See Our Work

A line of asylum-seekers who said they were from Haiti wait to enter into Canada from Roxham Road in Champlain, New York, Aug. 7, 2017 (Voice of America)
Signs at the border of the United States and Canada, warning migrants to not cross illegally. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
JRS/USA advocates who participated in the October 2017 Advocacy Day. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Members of COIN in Indianapolis brought together over 400 members of their community to do the "Walk a Mile in My Shoes" Simulation. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
JRS/USA accepts the 2017 Anne Frank Award from The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the United States. JRS/USA was given this recognition for our work expanding access to education for refugees. (Jesuit Refugee Service)
Fr Richard Sotelo S.J. celebrates Mass for detainees at the Service Processing Center for detained undocumented immigrants in El Paso, Texas with help from assist from Sr Rita Specht. (Jesuit Refugee Service)


Regional Office:

Washington DC, USA

+1 202 629 5200



Regional Director:

Joan Rosenhauer