Support American sponsorship for migrants seeking refuge with a free flight to safety.

Our commitment to upholding human rights and dignity by removing travel barriers for forced migrants around the world is stronger than ever. Miles4Migrants and Welcome.US have partnered with American Express Global Business Travel, to make travel more accessible to Cubans, Haitians, Venezuelans, Ukrainians, and Nicaraguans seeking refuge in the United States.

The Welcome Connect Travel program will help to remove the cost of travel as a barrier to the humanitarian sponsorship of displaced people, by ensuring that flights are more accessible to those seeking refuge. To book these flights and offer safe travel, we need your support!

Together our goal is to raise $1.5 million to help displaced people seeking refuge in the U.S. Join our movement to bring migrants to safety. Your gift can provide a flight and a warm welcome to people seeking comfort and a chance to begin again. You can donate cash, frequent flyer miles, credit card points, and travel vouchers to help us make safety only a few miles away for so many individuals in need.


How does Miles4Migrants identify refugees, asylees, and asylum-seekers to support?

Miles4Migrants fosters relationships with other nonprofits that are working ‘on the ground’ to serve refugees and asylum-seekers directly. Our nonprofit partners, both across the world and within the United States, submit requests for flight assistance to Miles4Migrants. We do not have the capacity to vet flight recipients’ finances to ensure financial need, nor do we specialize in the administrative and legal work required to ensure each flight recipient is authorized to enter their resettlement country. This is where our nonprofit partners come in – each partner is responsible for vetting flight recipients to ensure they have the necessary legal approval and documents to travel to (or, in the case of those released at the US-Mexico border or from immigration detention and legally seeking asylum in the United States, within) their resettlement country. We do not accept flight requests submitted directly from individuals without a nonprofit partner acting as an intermediary. A list of our nonprofit partners is included on our NGO partner page.

What type of frequent flyer miles and credit card points does Miles4Migrants accept?

We accept points and miles from many major loyalty programs, airline, and credit card programs. Miles4Migrants partners directly with the following loyalty programs so you can transfer your miles directly into Miles4Migrants pooled accounts:

  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • JetBlue TrueBlue
  • Air France – KLM Flying Blue

Other commonly donated miles/points:

  • Southwest Rapid Rewards
  • Delta SkyMiles
    Lufthansa Miles and More
  • American Express Membership Rewards
  • Chase Ultimate Rewards
  • Capital One Miles
  • Citi ThankYou Points
If I don't have enough miles or points, can I donate money?

Yes! Cash donations are a big help in addition to miles.

While frequent flyer miles cover most airfare expenses, cash is needed for each ticket to cover taxes, departure and arrival fees, and fuel surcharges. While our unique model allows supporters to donate miles, points, and vouchers, we use cash to pay taxes, fees, and to keep our doors open. From paying our dedicated staff who work tirelessly to reunite families, to covering administrative costs and ensuring our campaigns reach those who can help – every dollar you donate has a direct impact. 

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