Refugee Resettlement

  • Good morning from a snowy/icy Maryland! As I bring you refugee news that interested me over the last week, I want to urge you to stay calm.  My goal is to keep you informed and not to cause you stress-related health problems.  There is too much anxiety these days on too many fronts.  In fact, […]
  • Thanks to all of you who have been encouraging me to keep the news coming about refugee issues here and abroad.  However, the best I am going to be able to do is to give you a few stories that interested me over the last couple of weeks—stories that might not have been widely viewed. […]
  • That would be in places like Jamestown, New York where a community meeting was held recently floating the idea of the city, about 70 miles from Buffalo, becoming a new hub for refugee placement. The article at The Post-Journal does not mention Afghans (they are not real refugees anyway), but surely some would be in […]
  • My alerts are full to overflowing with news about when and where the Biden Administration is distributing the Afghan evacuees.  The ‘how’ of it all is a bit tricky because the entire refugee program (the Afghans aren’t refugees!) is in disarray as I reported here a few days ago. Refugee Program in Disarray, Resettlement Contractors […]
  • “I haven’t felt the commitment and the attention I was expecting.” [From the Biden Administration] Angie Plummer, Ohio resettlement contractor Hope all of you had a good Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  No promises, but I will try to post from time to time so I won’t have too big a gap in my […]