A quick primer for new readers: The Refugee Contractors

It just occurred to me, when writing my post earlier this morning about State Department secrecy, that new readers are probably lost and confused by the many names of local organizations placing refugees in your towns.

First, there are nine major federally funded ‘non-profit’ groups that receive funding (some as much as 98% of their budget) from mainly the US Department of State (Population Refugees and Migration) and the Office of Refugee Resettlement which is in Health and Human Services.  (An aside: it is critical to pay attention to Trump cabinet picks for State and for HHS). Smaller federal grants come from other agencies as well.

Here they are:

Then working for them are hundreds of subcontractors scattered across 49 states.  Go here to the government’s data base of resettlement subcontractors (aka affiliates) working in your state.  Below is a screen shot of the Connecticut page.

See the abbreviation in the left hand corner of each entry. That stands for the major contractor over this particular subcontractor.

Obviously USCCB is the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. CWS is Church World Service. Not so easy to identify is DFMS. That is the other name (don’t ask me why!) for Episcopal Migration Ministries and it is Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (scroll to bottom of page here).  My personal guess for why there are two names is that it has to do with their financial structure (keeping their finances hard to track?).





But when you look at that data base know three things.  1) the data base is out of date, 2) we are told there are 47 new sites not listed and, 3) see if you live within 100 miles of one of these offices because that means your town is fair game to receive refugees.

Here are some of the new sites being chosen by the US State Department (that we know of!):

Asheville, NC

Rutland, VT

Reno, NV

Ithaca, NY

Missoula, MT

Aberdeen, SD (may have been thwarted as a primary resettlement site!)

Charleston, WV

Fayetteville, AR

Blacksburg, VA

Pittsfield, MA

Northhampton, MA

Flint, MI

Bloomington, IN

Traverse City, MI

Poughkeepsie, NY

Wilmington, DE

Watertown, NY (maybe)

Youngstown, OH (maybe)

Knowledge is Power!

Go to our Frequently Asked Questions in the header. And, check out our categorywhere to find information’ if you are trying to research the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program.  Also, our search function is really good so type in a few key words (try your state to begin with) and I am confident you will get an education!

15 thoughts on “A quick primer for new readers: The Refugee Contractors

  1. Thank you, Ann, for posting this – again. I am constantly referring readers of Breitbart, Canada Free Press, The New American, American Thinker, Freedom Outpost, JihadWatch, ProfessionalSoldiers and others to your website for all of the gory details regarding the so-called “refugee” re-settlement scam.

    Thank you again for all you do!


    1. And, thank you for spreading the word! It’s a bummer to post stuff over, but there are new people arriving everyday and so I feel it’s my duty to get them up to speed. LOL! I was told by a man experienced in getting messages out that people have to hear things seven times before it sinks in! Yikes!


  2. Good morning, You could add Hudson, WI to your list of small towns beibg targeted for refugees.  Makes me sick.  A mosque has been “approved” to be built about 5 miles away.  “Build it & they will come.”

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone


  3. Again did YOU get your new insurance bill, home taxes, school tax, property tax bill?! We did!!! Ours went up , again!!! American tax payers just got higher bills?!! The influx of illegals, imported people Muslims all get free housing, food, doctors, dental care, and an ATM card to “our” tax dollars??!!! Spread the WORD ! No free handouts, while we pay more and pay for “their” free care while we go without? Your parents not born here YOU ARE’T AN AMERICAN!!!! Your parents aren’t AMERICAN! Go back to your country!!!


    1. This is a posting from a non-profit that receives taxpayer funding for its English language programs to promote adult literacy. Its customers are residents who did not have the opportunity to attend English language high schools in their native country. The program receives government grants because promoting English literacy will create better employees and increase economic opportunity and prosperity. I expect a non-profit organization to support rather than bemoan the political process, but I am not confident that my feedback to the organization will change the organization.

      I could not find a 990, but http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/Resources/Files/agenda/cm/2010/100422/20100422_ED2.pdf
      has a request for $842,000 to the County Council for 2011, along with an economic rationale for that request. The document mentions that the non-profit received $40,000 in federal and other grants.

      In the wake of the difficult election season we have all experienced, I am writing to reiterate to you MCAEL’s commitment to the network of adult English literacy providers and our core work. … The morning check-in conversations with learners focused on how badly everyone was feeling about the election and the questions they had about what policy changes would be made. At the core of their questions was the haunting concern that some of them might not be welcome here and might be sent back to their home countries.


      1. Not only are adult students fearful, but so are high school students, some of whom are 22-year old adults, as school is open to students for the entire year they turn 21. Which possible Secretary of State could negotiate repatriation agreements that do not instill fear in educators and their students and parents?



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