In 2020, right before COVID-19 shut down the country, I had the honor of meeting the Seruyange family. During the course of documenting their story I learned a great deal about the asylum process in The United States. Families escaping persecution in their own home country take a journey drought with uncertainty and fear. I am forever grateful for what I learned
Last year, more than 20,000 people came to the United States seeking asylum due to threat of persecution. The Seruyange’s fled from their home country of Uganda in search of safety for their two young children, but when they arrived found themselves alone in San Bernardino, having left behind their home, their family and their friends. After a serendipitous encounter with The Salvation Army, the Seruyange’s journey to freedom and safety brought them to a new hope and a new family that would change the course of their lives for the better. Watch this powerful video to hear their story.