Back in early November, before I launched my series of posts I’m calling Knowledge is Power (KiP) I told readers how to use the US State Department’s Refugee Processing Center sometimes simply referred to as Wrapsnet.
I’m re-posting this as part of my KiP series because I often receive e-mails from readers asking me who has been placed in their state/city/town.
As much as I would like to do the searches for you I can’t and once you learn how to do it, you can have a lot of fun searching around.
But, one note of caution, refugees can and do move and this data only applies to what is known in the industry as ‘primary resettlement.’ It is ‘secondary’ migration that is changing some communities significantly as refugees move from where they were placed by one of the nine federal contractors*** to join others of ‘their people’ in ethnic enclaves growing in many areas of the country. They want to live with their own kind of people!
For a brief time a few years ago the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) did publish information on ‘secondary’ migration but I haven’t seen any such data for a long time.
Here then is how to use the Refugee Processing Center database (from a post I wrote in November 2019):
Click on ‘reports’ in the right hand corner.
Then click on ‘Interactive reporting’ (there are useful data in the other categories), but for today’s lesson it is ‘Interactive reporting’ that you want.
You will get a screen that looks like this:
For the first exercise I picked the first choice: MAP.
A screen opens that asks for your start date and the last date. I chose November 1 to today, the 9th. It asks for nationalities and provides a drop- down (I chose all) and I chose for sort order ‘number of individuals.’
And presto, I got this map (below) to show where 563 refugees were placed between November 1 and today. On the page after the map I can see the numerical breakdown for all of the states that ‘welcomed’ refugees over the last week.
As usual Texas is numero uno!
(Reminder! These are just refugees admitted through the US Refugee Admissions Program, not unaccompanied alien children, not Special Immigrant Visa holders, and not asylum seekers!)
Now go back to the first screen and see your other choices for searches. You can find out which ethnic groups were placed in which cities in your state.
When choosing parameters for the ‘arrivals by destination’ search, choose ‘fiscal year’ and ‘destination.’ Just for fun I did Minnesota. Here are the ‘new Minnesotans’ that arrived this week [that was the first week of November 2019.—ed].
You can find out the religions of refugees arriving (although not by state). And you can even find how many kids are coming (cost to your schools!) and how many senior citizens will be coming to collect their SSI.
I’ve never been able to find out which contractors settled which refugees. It might be there somewhere and if you find it let me know!
Now try it yourself!
See the previous installments of Knowledge is Power by clicking here.
*** For new readers these (below) are the nine federally-funded refugee contractors that operate as a huge conveyor belt monopolizing all refugee placement in America.
And, they do not limit their advocacy toward only legal immigration programs, but are heavily involved in supporting the lawlessness at our borders.
The question isn’t as much about refugees per se, but about who is running federal immigration policy now and into the future?
Go here to see that the nine contractors sucked down over $3 BILLION in federal grants in the last 11 years.
(I plan to say this once a day from now on!)
I continue to argue that these nine contractors are the heart of America’s Open Borders movement and thus there can never be long-lasting reform of US immigration policy when these nine un-elected phony non-profits are paid by the taxpayers to work as community organizers pushing an open borders agenda.
- Church World Service (CWS)
- Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC) (secular)
- Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM)
- Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
- International Rescue Committee (IRC) (secular)
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) (secular)
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS)
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)
- World Relief Corporation (WR)