Michigan to get walloped with refugees this fiscal year

Another excellent read!

Refugee Resettlement Watch

It wasn’t too many years ago that the US State Department made a point of not sending new refugees to Michigan because of the poor job prospects for everyone there.  But, all that has changed and now Michigan is regularly in the top five resettlement states in the nation.  See here.  These numbers would move Michigan to the #3 spot behind Texas and California in national ranking.

Michigan will get over 5,000!!! Lutherans are lead agency. Security concerns to be ignored!

From the Detroit News:

Michigan is expected to take in more than 5,000 refugees this year, the highest number since 2002, amid renewed concerns about security and the latest effort in Congress to overhaul the U.S. Resettlement Program.

Michigan graph

Since 2002, the earliest year for which U.S. officials say they have reliable state-by-state data,*** Michigan has resettled between about 500 and 4,500 refugees annually. State social service…

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