Refugees get introduction to American legal system in Chattanooga

WORLD REFUGEE DAY• World Refugee Day is observed June 20 to raise awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. This year's theme is "Refugees have no choice. You do" and focuses on the tough choices facing refugees, helping the public to empathize with and understand their dilemma.• A record 800,000 people were forced to flee across borders last year, more than at any time since 2000.• About 42.5 million people in 2011 were either refugees, internally displaced or in the process of seeking asylum.• Afghanistan remains the biggest producer of refugees at 2.7 million; followed by Iraq, 1.4 million; Somalia, 1.1 million; Sudan, 500,000; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 491,000.Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

BY THE NUMBERS1,200: Refugees resettled in Tennessee in 2011.70: