Refugee Resettlement Watch

Trump on Pace to Admit Less Than 21,000 Refugees in 2018, Only 1,639 Arrived in April

Only 1,639 refugees were admitted to the United States in April, bringing the total arrivals during the first seven months of FY 2018 to 12,188. At this pace, the Trump administration will admit fewer than 21,000 refugees in FY 2018, the lowest number of annual arrivals since the enabling legislation, the Refugee Act of 1980, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Jimmy Carter.

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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)

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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Unholy Alliance: Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim

Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States. Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims.

Priest PATRICK SEMANSKY AP