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Reception & Placement

Background
These programs are secretive.  The public is not informed.  Not even a city mayor is given information in advance.

The Reception and Placement Program of the U.S. State Department

The Department of State has cooperative agreements with nine domestic resettlement agencies to resettle refugees. While some of the agencies have religious affiliations, they are not allowed to proselytize.

Who are the non-governmental Volunteer / Resettlement Agencies that carry out these programs in the United States?  Also known as volags.

2016 Reception and Placement Contacts national


Who Are the Partners of the Refugee Processing Center?


PRM = The U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration is the agency responsible for overseeing programs abroad to prepare refugees for arrival in the U.S.

RA = Resettlement Agency (aka Voluntary Agencies VOLAGS)
The Bureau = Bureau of Population at the State Dept.
Fiscal Year Defined:
  • FY 2017 = October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017
  • FY 2016 = October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016

Who are the Bureau’s partners in advancing U.S. policy related to international migration?

The Bureau works closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, the International Organization on Migration (IOM), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on domestic and international migration to advance U.S. policy goals regarding international migration.


 

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