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Thoughts on the 25th Anniversary of Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique

Nowadays most mainstream symphony orchestras routinely offer calf-skin timps, natural brass, and strings who can switch off their vibrato. ‘Early Music’ directors regularly appear with them. 681 more words

Office of Refugee Resettlement maps help you research your state, learn who is responsible

I just came across this very useful map for FY2013-2014 at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (HHS) to help you research what is happening with the Refugee Resettlement program in your state. 201 more words

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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. 378 more words

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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

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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

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Senators request GAO study on how the Office of Refugee Resettlement is handling the UAC issue

The press release from Senators Grassley, Hatch and Coburn just released today reads as follows (hat tip: Rosemary).

WASHINGTON – Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch and Tom Coburn are asking the Government Accountability Office to review policies of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency charged with caring for unaccompanied minors crossing the southern U.S. 1,202 more words

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