Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP)
Our Resettlement clients arrive in the United States through the auspices of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS) and only after approval from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Refugees considered for resettlement by the United States must pass through a series of security screenings aimed at ensuring they will not pose a security risk. The information examined to confirm a refugee’s identity is checked against law enforcement, the intelligence community, and other relevant databases, including those administered by the National Counterterrorism Center, Department of Defense, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of State, and Department of Homeland Security. If there is doubt about whether an applicant poses a security threat, the individual will not be admitted to the U.S.