U.S. policy allows refugees of special humanitarian concern entrance into our country, reflecting our core values and our tradition of being a safe haven for the oppressed.

Read more about ORR's history.

What We Do

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) provides new populations with the opportunity to maximize their potential in the United States. Our programs provide people in need with critical resources to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society.

Read about ORR's Divisions, Eligible Populations, and Six Guiding Principles


Kenneth Tota was appointed Acting Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in February 2015, following the departure of former Director Eskinder Negash.  Mr. Tota is the Deputy Director for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  He has served in this capacity since 2008 and previously served as Acting ORR Director in 2006. He has worked with ORR since 2003.

Read Mr. Tota's bio.

Collaborations & Partnerships

ORR collaborates with numerous offices to better serve those in need. Our partners include:

A broad range of material is also available through ORR's Network Resources portal from partners and providers. 

Refugee Arrival Data

View U.S. resettlement tallies by State of resettlement and Country of Origin by Fiscal Year.