Office of Refugee Resettlement

Unaccompanied Minors Housed by Feds Up 450 Percent After DACA

The number of unaccompanied migrant children housed by the federal government jumped by more than 450 percent following President Barack Obama’s implementation of the DACA program in 2012. Government programs provided shelter to about 8,000 per year prior to implementation. After, the numbers jumped exponentially to an average of more than 44,000 annually.

Unaccompanied minors in HHS shelter. (AP File Photo: Wilfredo Lee)

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.

Unaccompanied Minors in DHS Holding Facilities, June, 2014

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.

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)

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.

The Associated Press

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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