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


Eskinder Negash was appointed Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in May 2009.  He brings nearly 30 years of experience working on behalf of refugees, asylees, and other vulnerable populations.

Read Mr. Negash'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.