A Journey to Freedom: From Cameroon to the U.S.

For many individuals seeking asylum in the United States, the path to safety is paved with hardships, uncertainties, and moments of unwavering faith. In this narrative, one such individual shares their remarkable journey from detention to asylum and the kindness that illuminated their path.

“The journey to the U.S. was hard and dangerous. I was so happy to reach this country. But when I got here and asked for asylum, they put handcuffs and shackles on me. I was confused, and I couldn’t understand… I could only trust in God.”

“God protected me the many months I spent in detention. He guided me through the interviews and court hearings, and I was granted asylum.”

Amidst the uncertainties of detention, faith continued to provide solace. Throughout the months spent within the confines of a detention center, this individual held onto hope and belief. Their asylum case progressed, and they were eventually granted the refuge they had sought, marking a profound turning point in their journey.

“When they released me from detention, I had exactly 3 cents. I cannot believe that in this country, people are willing to help a stranger.”

Upon release from detention, the challenges of starting anew in a foreign land were daunting. With only 3 cents to their name, they faced a future filled with uncertainties. However, what followed was a testament to the compassion and generosity that can be found even in the most unexpected places.

“I am grateful to the person who paid for my airfare to go live with my cousin and to Miles4Migrants for having made it possible.”

This narrative serves as a powerful reminder that the path to asylum is often fraught with challenges, but it is also marked by moments of unwavering faith, unexpected kindness, and the resilience of the human spirit.

How Miles4Migrants helps

We collaborate with a network of global non-governmental organization (NGO) partners who work directly with refugees and migrants to identify and verify individuals who are financially unable to afford air travel. Once our partners submit flight requests, we use donated frequent flyer miles, credit card points, travel vouchers, and cash to eliminate transportation barriers for the most vulnerable individuals affected by war, persecution, or climate disaster. Our goal is to help these individuals reunite with their loved ones and start a new life in a safe environment.

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– According to the United Nations, there are currently 108 million individuals forcibly displaced from their homes worldwide.  

– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that seeking asylum is a fundamental human right. Everyone has the right to life and liberty. Everyone has the right to freedom from fear. Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

As migration is often the last option for survival, migrants may embark on clandestine journeys, subject to danger, extortion, and inhumane conditions

Once they finally get legal approval for resettlement, migrants face another challenge that makes the journey seem impossible: the transportation costs.

There are many ways for you to get involved and help us continue our work:

You can donate cash to help us cover operational expenses or contribute your unused air miles, credit card points, or travel vouchers to help us book flights for refugees and asylum seekers. Additionally, you can help us spread the word about our cause and our impact on the lives of those we serve.

Every donation, no matter how big or small, has the power to make a difference. Thank you for considering supporting our mission.

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