Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration

Knights of Columbus Attorney Named Director of Office of Refugee Resettlement

President Donald Trump has selected Scott Lloyd to serve as the new director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the office within the Department of Health and Human Services that administers the payments to the voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) that resettle refugees in the United States.

A protester against the United States' acceptance of Syrian refugees uses a U.S. flag to block a counter-protester's sign that read ''Refugees Welcome'' during a demonstration at the Washington State capitol in Olympia, Washington, November 20, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder

Obama Admin Brings in Refugees at Higher Rate After Trump Victory

In the eight days since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, from November 9 to November 16, the Obama administration has brought 2,653 refugees into the country, a slightly higher rate than the 12,472 refugees brought in during the first forty days of FY 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website.

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