Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Did you know... MRS resettled 27% of refugeess into U.S. in 2011?

Did you know…

... that the Migration and Refugee Services of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) resettled 15,543 of just under 57,000 refugees, or 27 percent of all refugees admitted into the United States in 2011? While the total number of refugees resettled by the USCCB signified a decrease from 2010, the total percentage remained competitive with the previous year. The top six nationalities resettled by the Conference were Bhutanese, Burmese, Iraqi, Somali, Cubans and Iranians, along with smaller groups of Congolese and Eritreans. Enormous thanks go out to the USCCB staff in Resettlement Services, and to the staff of the over 100 diocesan resettlement offices across the country, who make this work possible.

For more information, please visit the Resettlement Services page.

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