Refugee Resettlement - Minnesota Dept. of Health


Local, federal, and international organizations supporting refugees through the process of getting settled in a new country and home. Includes the Office of Refugee Resettlement and selected sites of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Local voluntary agencies (VOLAGS)
Federal partners
Additional resettlement resources

Local voluntary agencies (VOLAGS)

Federal partners

  • Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)
    PRM has primary responsibility for formulating U.S. policies on population, refugees, and migration and for administering refugee assistance and admissions programs. Operated by the U.S. Department of State. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)
    Provides post-arrival programs to refugees arriving in the U.S. Operated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    The official site of U.S. immigration services. Responsible for establishing immigration services, policies and priorities and adjudicating immigrant petitions and asylum and refugee applications. Attention: Non-MDH link

Additional resettlement resources

  • International Organization for Migration
    Intergovernmental organization responsible for overseas medical examination of refugees, management of refugee movement to the U.S., and some cultural orientation for refugees overseas. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • Refugee Council USA
    A coalition of non-governmental organizations that provide advocacy on issues affecting the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, displaced persons, victims of trafficking, and victims of torture in the U.S. and across the world. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Friday, January 06, 2017 at 04:21PM