Its hard to track the millions going to non-profit groups to resettle refugees, but Gringo Malo’s Blog http://gringomalosblog.blogspot.com/ has done some original research in “Refugees, the welfare state and you.” Many of these groups receiving millions from the government (tax payers) are church groups, so where is the ACLU when you really need them? Here is an interesting table from this article, but you might want to read the whole post at Gringo Malo’s Blog , June 20,2007.
The table below summarizes the figures given above in order by the amount of government contributions.
|Organization||Private Funding||Gov’t Funding||Total Funding||%Gov’t Funded||Source|
|International Rescue Committee||108,219,613||88,346,729||196,566,342||44.9%||2004 Form 990|
|USCCB MRS||4,767,870||39,221,971||43,989,841||89.2%||2005 Annual Report|
|Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service||2,457,136||20,845,300||23,302,436||89.5%||2004 Annual Report|
|Church World Service||64,859,356||24,172,542||89,031,898||27.2%||2005 Form 990|
|U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants||1,446,688||16,905,312||18,352,000||92.1%||2005 Form 990|
|American Refugee Committee||10,127,694||16,413,492||26,541,186||61.8%||2005 Form 990|
|Shelter for Life International||1,060,736||11,155,077||12,215,813||91.3%||2004 Form 990|
|New York Association for New Americans||4,225,478||7,416,611||11,642,089||63.7%||2004 Form 990|
|HIAS Inc.||6,560,917||7,069,318||13,630,235||51.9%||2005 Form 990|
|Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.||1,650,045||1,914,320||3,564,365||53.7%||2004 Form 990 & AR|
|Ecumenical Refugee Services, Inc.||27,501||1,147,967||1,175,468||97.7%||2004 Form 990|
|Refugee Women’s Network, Inc.||116,726||558,153||674,879||82.7%||2004 Form 990|
Here are the total numbers for the cost of refugee resettlement available from the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for 2006.
Yup thats right …. the bottom line is $815 million not including welfare costs.
FY 2005 Estimate and FY 2006 Budget Request ($ Millions)
|Agency||Estimated Funding FY 2005 (by Activity)||Estimated Funding FY 2006 (by Activity)|
|Department of Homeland Security
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
|Department of State
Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration
|Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement|
* Includes FY 2004 carry forward of $4.3 million and $3.9 million in recoveries.
** Does not include costs associated with the Transitional Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid, or SSI programs. ORR’s refugee benefits and services are provided to Asylees, Cuban and Haitian Entrants, certain Amerasians from Vietnam, victims of a severe form of trafficking who have received certification or eligibility letters from ORR, and certain family members who are accompanying or following to join victims of severe forms of trafficking, and some victims of torture. None of these additional groups is included in the refugee admissions ceiling