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Utah embraces refugees, will LDS Church become a federal refugee contractor (VOLAG)??

Utah embraces refugees, will LDS Church become a federal refugee contractor (VOLAG)??

by Ann Corcoran, REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT WATCH --

Right now, most refugees resettled in ‘welcoming’ Utah are placed there through Catholic organizations under the umbrella of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, but the Mormon church is jumping on the bandwagon.  So far they haven’t applied to become a refugee contractor (to get direct grants from the federal government), but I have been speculating about the possibility that they are in the learning stage right now working along with Catholic agencies.

It doesn’t surprise me that other ‘religious charities’ might want to get on the gravy train!  See recent posts on the Mormon church and refugees here.

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Frankly, I think they still are exploring it! But, to break into the monopoly the nine VOLAGS (federal contractors) have, an organization wishing to become a direct resettlement agency must prove they have experience with refugees.  What better way to get it than to partner with the largest contractor—the US Conference of Catholic Bishops—to learn the ropes.

Read the full article by Ann Corcoran...

 

Background on VOLAGS: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VOLAG

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