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Catholic Charities in Allentown shuts down refugee resettlement

Catholic Charities in Allentown has decided to shutter its refugee resettlement program in Allentown, Penn. The agency is apparently claiming the reason is due to federal refugee resettlement cuts. 249 more words

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USSCB – 97.7% of budget came from federal grants and contracts

According to a blurb in the Catholic Culture publication in 2011 The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB) received 92.5% of its budget from federal grants and contracts. 196 more words

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Congolese refugee family facing eviction in San Antonio

***UPDATE*** — July 21, 2012 — San Antonio Express News readers take in refugee family

A Congolese refugee woman and her seven kids have found themselves on the precipice of eviction ten months after resettlement in San Antonio. 483 more words

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Diocese of Trenton is third agency to halt resettlement in New Jersey

Citing the rising cost of housing, a lack of available translators (interpreters?), a general shortage of economic opportunities and a diminishing pool of supporting agencies, Catholic Social Services has announced that the… 323 more words

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With schools overloaded Catholic Family Service in Amarillo to limit resettlement to “family reunification cases”

Catholic Family Service in Amarillo has decided to reduce new refugee resettlement numbers by half due to concerns of overload from the local school district, according to an article in the… 264 more words

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Welcoming The Stranger Without Becoming Overly Involved

A Catholic volunteer in Kansas City seems to have found the right balance between welcoming refugees to her community without becoming overly involved. She’s found a way to connect with the refugees via her heart and mind while realizing the goal is their autonomy. 324 more words

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State Dept. Allowed Catholic Lobbyist To Sit In At ”Stakeholder” Meeting While Barring Public

It turns out that the State Department let a Catholic lobbyist sit in on the public refugee resettlement program’s so-called “stakeholders” meeting last month, while only giving the public a… 30 more words

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