Friends of Refugees

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Submit comments to State Dept. by May 5 — planning for refugee admissions to US, FY 2012

Posted by Christopher Coen on May 4, 2011

Tomorrow, May 5, is the deadline to submit comments to the US State Department regarding planning for refugee admissions to the US for fiscal year 2012. The State Department will then prepare a Presidential Determination letter for Congress.

The following is the announcement from the Federal Register:

There will be a meeting on the President’s FY 2012 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Refugee Processing Center, 1401 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700, Arlington, Virginia. The meeting’s purpose is to hear the views of attendees on the appropriate size and scope of the FY 2012 U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.Persons wishing to attend this meeting must notify the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration at telephone (202) 453-9257 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2011, to reserve a seat. Persons wishing to present written comments should submit them by 5 on Thursday, May 5, 2011 via e-mail to spruellda@state.gov or fax (202) 453-9393.If you have questions about the public meeting, please contact Delicia Spruell, PRM/Admissions Program Officer at (202) 453-9257. Information about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program may be found at http://www.state.gov/g/prm/.Dated: March 30, 2011.David Robinson,*Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Department of State.

Things to comment on include such things as capacity issues (are we currently resettling refugee in a responsible manner based on current capacity?)

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3 Responses to “Submit comments to State Dept. by May 5 — planning for refugee admissions to US, FY 2012”

  1. Mary said

    Thanks Chris, just sent a note.

  2. Ali said

    After years of application to USRAP for my employment history related to U.S in Iraq I got a travel date with my family to U.S and that was our only hope to feel safe again but this departure date was cancelled because of additional security checking by DHS!!, after years of persecution and fear I lost every thing in my country, tiered of hiding my self and I spent most of my saving changing my residence place and now I’m waiting bullets of extremest to end my life.

    My advice for every one to think twice before helping/working for U.S in conflict areas.

    Baghdad

  3. Mary said

    Ali, I agree with you. I’m so sorry about this.

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