Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans help refugee contractors stay afloat

I heard recently that the refugee resettlement agencies (the big nine)*** which the State Department contracts to place refugees in your towns and cities were busy resettling ‘interpreters’ from Afghanistan and those federal payments were helping keep them financially afloat. So…I checked some numbers at Wrapsnet and was amazed by what I saw.  Sure enough … Continue reading Special Immigrant Visas for Afghans help refugee contractors stay afloat

Over 1000 Afghan ‘Refugees’ Flown into US in Last Four Weeks

While you have been incarcerated at home, discouraged from traveling at all, the US government has flown 1,003 so-called Special Immigrant Visa holders into the US and distributed them around the country. On March 16th, just as the regular refugee admissions program was about to be shut down (although it wasn’t completely suspended), I made … Continue reading Over 1000 Afghan ‘Refugees’ Flown into US in Last Four Weeks

Special Afghan Refugees Still Arriving in US Says Resettlement Contractor

Although as you know by now the arrival of refugees has all but stopped due to travel restrictions put in place worldwide. The UN halted refugee travel a few days ago and the US State Department has reported that no new refugees will arrive now before April 6th. However, I have been on the hunt … Continue reading Special Afghan Refugees Still Arriving in US Says Resettlement Contractor

New Public Charge Rule Does Not Apply to Refugees or Special Immigrants from Afghanistan or Iraq

I’ve reported this news previously, but still get questions about it. It is wonderful that the President is making it harder for people who would be a burden on our social services (aka welfare system) to stay in the US, but the new rule does not apply to perhaps the heaviest users of our social … Continue reading New Public Charge Rule Does Not Apply to Refugees or Special Immigrants from Afghanistan or Iraq