Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program Resources
The Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program (RRP) Resources
- Overview of the Arizona Refugee Resettlement Program
- Refugee 101
- The Refugee Journey from Flight to Resettlement
- Arizona State Plan for Refugee Resettlement
Three federal agencies play key roles in the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is responsible for the domestic program of refugee resettlement services, including cash and medical assistance and a broad range of social services.
ORR State Letters
Information for asylees seeking services supported by ORR is now available on the ORR website.
The U.S. Department of State coordinates resettlement policy, overseas processing, cultural orientation, transportation to the U.S., and the Reception & Placement program for newly arrived refugees.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security determines which applicants meet the requirements for refugee status and are admissible to the United States under U.S. law.
RRP supports and advances successful refugee resettlement through the coordination of public and private resources. Contractors are required to provide services in ways that respect the cultural and linguistic needs of clients.
Among RRP contractors, most prominent are the refugee resettlement agencies (RAs), which function as the refugees’ first point of contact and primary service provider. RRP currently contracts with four RAs in Maricopa County and three in Pima County:
- International Rescue Committee
- Catholic Charities Community Services
- Refugee Focus
- Arizona Immigrant and Refugee Services
- International Rescue Committee (Tucson)
- Refugee Focus (Tucson)
- Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona
Ethnic Community Based Organizations (ECBOs)