Tag: Office of Refugee Resettlement

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More than 100K Unaccompanied Migrant Children Released into U.S. Since FY2016

Immigration officials released more than 100,000 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) apprehended at the border into the U.S. interior since Fiscal Year 2016. White House officials state that many of the family members of these minors–mostly from Central America–paid criminal organizations to smuggle their children to the United States.

Hundreds protest at a vigil for refugees on Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 in Dallas, Texas at Thanksgiving Plaza. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Texas Refugee Resettlement Rates Declining in 2017

The number of refugees being resettled in Texas during this fiscal year is down, but the state is still second to the California. The drop follows the change in policies of the new presidential administration and the halt in Texas’ participation in refugee resettlement.

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

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.

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Refugees Will Cost Taxpayers an Estimated $4.1 Billion in FY 2017

Breitbart News estimates that the 519,018 refugees who have been resettled by the federal government in the United States over the seven years and four months since the beginning of FY 2010 will cost American taxpayers more than $4.1 billion in FY 2017.

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Ten Unanswered Questions About the Refugee Resettlement Program and Somali Attacker at Ohio State

The story of Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s two and a half years in the United States reveals the many weaknesses of the federal refugee resettlement program. Breitbart News has put together a list of ten unanswered questions about Artan, the Somali refugee who on Monday attacked eleven people on the campus of Ohio State University, first with a car and then with a knife, before he was shot and killed by a campus police officer.

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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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Judicial Watch: Vermont Mayor, Resettlement Agency ‘Concealed From the Public Their Plans to Resettle 100 Syrian Refugees’

On Friday, Judicial Watch “released 128 pages of documents it obtained from the mayor of Rutland, Vermont, showing a concerted effort by the mayor and a number of private organizations to conceal from the public their plans to resettle 100 Syrian refugees into the small southern Vermont town.” The Judicial Watch release of these documents confirms a pattern of secrecy and concealment found in dozens of small communities around the country.

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Legal Rebellion in Michigan Over Refugees Could Help Trump Win State

“I’ve brought in my legal team from the county, and we’re about to sue them [the federal government] to get an injunction to stop them from relocating more people into this community until the rules are adhered to,” Patterson told Beckmann.

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Obama Administration to Oakland County, Michigan: No, We Won’t Comply with Refugee Law

Robert Carey, the Obama administration’s director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), recently told Oakland County, Michigan that the agency he directs has no intention of complying with the Refugee Act of 1980’s requirement that it “consult regularly …with local governments concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution among the States and localities before their placement in those States and localities.”

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Number of Refugees Sent to Michigan Increased 43 Percent Year-to-Date

Bureaucrats in the State Department and the Office of Refugee Resettlement have decided that Michigan should have more refugees of all sorts, and Syrian refugees in particular. In FY 2015, 3,013 refugees arrived in Michigan, of which 180 were from Syria, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

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Brother Informed FBI About Iranian Refugee Who Joined ISIS

Dr. Jabbar Fazeli told the Bangor Daily News on Wednesday that he informed the FBI in 2014 that his brother Adnan, an Iranian refugee resettled in the United States by the federal government in 2008, had returned to the Middle East to fight for ISIS.

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Read the Scary Descriptions of Refugees by Idaho Refugee Agency

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO—The Idaho Office For Refugees wants to sell employers on hiring refugees but actually ends up giving very contradictory—and sometimes downright frightening—information on potential refugee hires in their official publications.