Bureau of Refugee Services
U.S. Government Information


Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration

U.S. Department of State


The State Department's Population, Refugees and Migration Bureau formulates US policy and administers US refugee assistance and refugee admissions programs.


The Refugee Processing Center


The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) is operated by the U.S Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia USA  At the RPC and at Overseas Processing Entities (OPEs), an interactive computer system called the Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System (WRAPS) is used to process and track the movement of refugees from various countries around the world to the U.S. for resettlement under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).


U.S. Department of State (home page)



Office of Refugee Resettlement

The Administration for Children and Families

Department of Health and Human Services


Domestic refugee resettlement program to provide assistance and services to refugees resettling in the U.S.; this site indexes ORR regulations, information on welfare reform, and Medicaid information.


Office of Minority Health Resource Center

Office of Public Health and Science

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and deals with public health issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, Blacks/African Americans, and Hispanic/Latinos


U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services

Department of Homeland Security


US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States of America. It establishes immigration services, policies and priorities to preserve America's legacy as a nation of immigrants while ensuring that no one is admitted who is a threat to public safety. It "adjudicates" (decides upon) the petitions and applications for immigrant visa petitions, naturalization petitions and asylum and refugee applications.


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