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State Letter #05-21

Published: September 1, 2005

TO: STATE REFUGEE COORDINATORS
WILSON FISH GRANTEES

FROM: Nguyen Van Hanh, Ph.D.
Director
Office of Refugee Resettlement

SUBJECT: Final Notice: FY 2005 Formula Social Service Allocations

Enclosed is the Final Notice of Allocations to States of FY 2005 Funds for Refugee Social Services published on Thursday, September 1, 2005, in the Federal Register [70 FR Notices, No. 169, page 52111 - 52115, (September 1, 2005)].

The final notice reflects amounts adjusted based upon data submitted by States. The final allocations reflect adjustments for family members of victims of severe forms of trafficking served in FY 2004, and asylees who have been served by the States in FYs 2002, 2003, and 2004 through the refugee resettlement program or social service system. ORR received 45,000 asylees records from States. Of these, 20,368 (45.26 percent) were found to match during the verification process. The most common reason for the non-match was that their approval date of asylum occurred outside of the 36-month period ending September 30, 2004.

Data on Havana parolees who entered the U.S. through a controlled process at the Port of Miami are also included in the final allocations. Data on entrants includes information on those who arrived in the U.S. through Miami, and information on those who have migrated from southern Florida and are receiving services in another State. Data on secondary migration are based on data submitted by all participating States on Form ORR-11 on refugee and entrant secondary migrants who have resided in the U.S. for 36 months or less, as of September 30, 2004.

Questions regarding this final notice should be directed to Kathy Do at (202) 401-4579.