Refugee Resettlement Watch

Asst. Sec. of State Sauerbrey giving Louisville a pat on the back

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 4, 2007

As we write this Asst. Sec. of State for Population, Refugees and Migration, Ellen Sauerbrey, is in Louisville, KY—the city that is luring refugees to help big business according to the Wall Street Journal.   We previously wrote about Louisville in a post entitled, “Is big business driving immigration?”   It sure looks like this ‘pat on the back’ visit is right in line with the thinking of her boss, President George Bush and the federally funded “church” refugee employment agencies, otherwise known as volags.

Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey will meet with newly resettled refugees and with officials of the city’s resettlement offices: Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities Migration and Refugee Services. Kentucky Refugee Ministries, Inc. is the refugee resettlement office in the state of Kentucky for two national church-based programs: The Episcopal Migration Ministries and Church World Service. Catholic Charities is an affiliate of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.


In the last 12 months, Louisville has welcomed approximately 637 refugees from some 18 different countries, including Iraq.


During her official visit, Assistant Secretary Sauerbrey also will meet Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson.

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