Refugee Resettlement Watch

Office of Refugee Resettlement finally gets around to releasing 2014 report to Congress

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 23, 2016

Back to our daily grind (after yesterday’s record-breaking day)—working to educate you about the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program….

Annual Report to Congress

Annual Report to Congress

The law says that the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement must get their Annual  Report to Congress out by January 31st of the year following the close of the fiscal year.  The fiscal year closes on September 31st, so the Annual Report for 2104 was over a year overdue when it was released a few days ago.

Their flagrant lawbreaking is nothing new and at one point a few years ago they were THREE years behind.  Until recently no one in Congress said boo!

Senator Jeff Sessions and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (and others) here in December 2015 did write to the Secretary of the Dept. of Health and Human Services demanding the 2014 report.  But, you should know that ORR is now behind (as of January 31, 2016) in producing 2015!

There are only a couple of reasons for the lawbreaking—incompetence, or they are hiding information until it is out of date.

Go here to read about the 2014 Report and follow links to the entire report. (Hat tip: Joanne) If you take the time to review it, you will see it is a treasure-trove of information for anyone wishing to learn more about how the refugee program effects you and your city (and the nation!).

Bob Carey

That is the Director of ORR Bob Carey (on right and responsible for the report) campaigning on the prevention of refugee suicides. He came over to ORR from a lucrative job as a federal resettlement contractor. Photo: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/orr/resource/national-suicide-prevention-month-social-media-campaign

I haven’t had time to open it, but the best sections are the statistics on refugee welfare use etc. (always shocking!).

Go here to see the list of annual reports going back decades.

For energetic researchers:  Do you know how the interactive data base, here, only goes back to 2002?  Well, using these reports you can go all the way back to the first one for 1980 and get statistics on who came to your state, etc.  I wrote this 2008 post on how many Somalis the US admitted every year by going back through those annual reports.

Are you a new reader?

For all of the new readers who arrived here this week, we have a category entitled ‘where to find information’ with hundreds of posts where we cataloged reports and documents and so forth.  I also recommend our fact sheet (a little out of date) and our Frequently Asked Questions both of which are linked in our header.

About the photo:  Why are refugees committing suicides?  They have found out that America’s streets are not paved with gold. Some have a very tough time transitioning to American life and they miss their culture, their homes.  I wonder if the do-gooders ever consider that they may not being doing the humanitarian thing by ripping people from their cultures so they can become the cheap labor force, for example, BIG MEAT.

5 Responses to “Office of Refugee Resettlement finally gets around to releasing 2014 report to Congress”

  1. […] Office of Refugee Resettlement finally releasES 2014 report to Congress […]

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  2. tomasrose said

    A new feature of this report is welfare usage rates categorized by length of time in the country. It shows that in many cases welfare usage is not really improving the longer refugees are in the country.
    For instance, SSI usage is higher the longer refugees are in the country. From the group that has been in the country for 5 years, 29.6% of families have one or more member on SSI. 44% of individuals in the country for 5 years are still on Medicaid. 17.5 % on TANF, etc. These numbers are truly astounding.
    Like the report says:
    “…almost all refugees enter the U.S. from a completely different society, language, and cul¬ture. The changing composition of refugees over time adds an additional level of complexity when assessing the rate of refugees’ integration. Changing economic and cultural realities in the U.S. also contribute to refugees’ experiences as they become established in their new homes.”

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  4. Betty Peters said

    See: http://videos2view.net/tax-fraud.htm http://videos2view.net/tax-fraud.htm

    > Ann, this fits right in with your article below. Note the TV station promised more info. > I really appreciate your info and put the article below on my FB page a few minutes ago.

    > Betty Peters

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