ORR proposes and implements national policy for the refugee resettlement program. We work continually to navigate the growing and challenging mandates of programs that serve many diverse communities. We work with our partners to identify emerging issues, draft regulations, policies and guidance, and respond to legislative, policy, and Congressional inquiries.

You can search policy resources by keywords, types, or the following topics:

ORR’s previously issued State Letters will remain in a State Letter format but can be found under these new document categories.

View ORR’s federal guidance and legislative authority.

Program Policy Guides

ORR Policy Guide: Children Entering the United States Unaccompanied describes policies for the placement, timely release and care of unaccompanied children in ORR custody.

The Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM) Program Policy Guide describes policies for refugees and other eligible youth in specialized foster care.

NEW!Guidance for Public-Private Refugee Cash Assistance Programs describes how grantees must administer Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programs.

Last Reviewed: December 23, 2019