After TheHayride.com broke the exclusive story on 10,000 Syrian refugees possibly resettling in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and Metairie, it has now come to light that refugees are already coming into the New Orleans area. Four Sacramento area organizations are designated to assist these refugees, primarily males between the ages of 18 to 30 years old.
Catholic Charities will receive federal grants from U.S. Department of State/Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration to assist refugees.
There are nearly 180 cities in the United States that are eligible to accept the 10,000 Syrian refugees. The full list of those cities can be found on TheHayride.com.
The four local organizations designated with assisting these refugees are Opening Doors, Inc on Howe Avenue, International Rescue Committee on Hurley Way, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services on Rio Linda Boulevard and World Relief on Auburn Boulevard, all in Sacramento.
The 10,000 Syrian refugees are first flown to the United States, according to the French news wire Agence France-Presse. Hayride reports that the United States State Department (meaning American taxpayers), is paying the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the airfare.
Once the refugees arrive in the United States they could be dispersed across the 180 cities, including Sacramento, where they are aided within the first 30 to 90 days in settling and finding employment in the area.
After approximately 90 days, refugees are no longer eligible for the State Department-funded support that they were receiving through migrant and refugee services. They are then able to join support programs through the Department of Health and Human Services.
The State Department does not state how much the screening process for the 10,000 Syrian refugees will cost American taxpayers. The screening process is also unclear.
The State Department spent $1.1 billion resettling people from around the world in the country last year. That’s about $16,000 per person.
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