Greetings Friends of Refugee Resettlement,
In today’s newsletter… national refugee news, a brief explanation of Cuban resettlement, CFC resettlement projections and a few words of thanks to some of our friends.
Since our last newsletter in late March, overseas processing of refugee cases has been restarted and new cases are being referred into the program and making their way to resettlement agencies across the U.S. In addition, we have recently been informed that the Department of State will be booking refugees for travel to the U.S. beyond April 28th and into the foreseeable future. As of April 3rd, the U.S. has admitted 39,808 refugees and 10,834 Special Interest Visas (SIV) (50,642 individuals) in the current fiscal year. If national arrivals remain at the current pace of 900 refugees arriving per week, the U.S. will reach 50,000 arrivals by the middle of June. The below graph illustrates refugee arrivals to date and projected for the remainder of the fiscal year. Please note that projections are just that – best guess estimates subject to change depending on governmental actions.