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Bhutanese immigrants in U.S. killing themselves at alarming rate

The suicide rate among Nepali-Bhutanese refugees continues as a subject of concern. The suicide rate among Bhutanese here is 20.3 per 100,000 people, nearly double the rate of 12.4 per 100,000 for U.S. 379 more words


Important Information about a new Scam against Refugees‏

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is warning about a new fraud scheme targeting refugees and other recent immigrants.  ORR urges refugees to be aware that there are several criminals seeking to take advantage of newly arrived refugees who may not realize the need to protect their personal information from thieves and other criminals. 108 more words


Feds order review of security at all facilities holding Central American youth

Last Wednesday two Guatemalan unaccompanied youth escaped from a Heartland Alliance (and here, here and here) detention center in Des Plaines, Illinois and carjacked two cars in a cross state odyssey that ended in Iowa. 400 more words


Reeves Washington Riggins

Reeves Washington Riggins
b. 4 March 1802, North Carolina, to Charles Washington and Charlotte (Haithcock) Riggins
d. 2 February 1881, Coles County, Illinois

m. 31 August 1834, Union County, Indiana… 125 more words


ORR webinar on refugee secondary migrants on September 23rd

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is inviting those who assist refugees to take part in a wbinar on self sufficiency for secondary migrants. Those are refugees that have chosen to move to a new community after initial resettlement. 185 more words


ORR releases $71.5M in refugee service funds withheld in June

An AP article indicates that the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) has decided to release the funds it withheld from resettlement agencies in June. The funds were withheld due to the competition for funds from the influx of non-refugee unaccompanied minors from Central America. 223 more words


Portishead, UK: Will a new level crossing be approved?

Portishead Town Council are planning to spend GBP50,000 to engage consultants to make a business case for a new level crossing necessary if the preferred site for the proposed railway station on Harbour Road. 198 more words