Or, in layman’s terms, does your town or city have the amenities required (social service goodies, jobs, healthcare, etc.) to become a refugee resettlement site? A couple of years ago the US State Department (Population Refugees and Migration) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement in HHS decided they better have a more organized way of … Continue reading Office of Refugee Resettlement Key indicators for FY 2015 available
If your state is one of those which has expanded Medicaid as a result of Obamacare then yours is a prime target for refugee resettlement. I don’t know when they did it, but the feds and their contractors seem to have chosen the word “placement” over “resettlement” in their government lingo. Whatever they are calling … Continue reading The expansion of Medicaid is a “key indicator for refugee placement”
Someone asked me about refugee reports, and in this particular case where one could find information on welfare use by refugees. Annual Reports to Congress The best place that I know of for that information may be found in the Office of Refugee Resettlement Annual Reports to Congress. (Not to be confused with the reports … Continue reading Refugee reports for your winter reading pleasure!
Editor: This is another excellent testimony submitted for the record on Senator Sessions’ hearing (Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest) we reported here. We posted another testimony from a concerned citizen, here, on October 9th. I know it is much more interesting to read about some hot news on refugee and immigration … Continue reading Testimony to Senator Jeff Sessions on FY2017 Obama plan for refugee resettlement
Editor: This is another copy of testimony submitted in response to my offer to post testimony that readers have sent, or are sending, to the US State Department before May 19th. Your testimony can be long or short, more detailed or less so. Just send something! And, then be sure to copy it to your … Continue reading Testimony to the US State Department from Joanne in Tennessee