A good post (filled with info) to put in your personal file.
For new readers, and for seasoned activists too, we have been telling you for several years to obtain your R & P Abstracts for your city.
TheR & P Abstract (Reception and Placement Abstract) is prepared by your local resettlement agencies each year in advance of the new fiscal year which begins October 1 (we are now in FY18) which outlines a kind of wishlist for the number of refugees your city has the ‘capacity’ to absorb, from where they will come, and what amenities your community has to offer.
Those amenities include housing, jobs, medical care, schools, etc.
The Abstract is prepared by a local non-profit group refugee office and then goes up the chain to one of nine major federal resettlement contractors*** who present them to the US…
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