ORR: Where is the annual report?

Here we go again, BY LAW (here) the Office of Refugee Resettlement is required to send to Congress an annual report three months after the close of the previous Fiscal Year on September 30th—that means by January 31st of the next year.

The last annual report prepared by ORR (Department of Health and Human Services) and available to the public is for FY 2008, here That means that ORR is now BEHIND FOR THREE YEARS!  They owe Congress the reports for 2009, 2010 and 2011.  

What that says to me, is that the ORR doesn’t want Congress and the public to know how bad things are—how few refugees are employed and how many are on welfare.

Check back here periodically to see when we might see some new (albeit old by the time you see it!) hard data on the program.

And, if you know any public interest lawyers willing to look into this matter, send them my way!