Refugees and Asylum


"The United States provides refuge to persons who have been persecuted or have a well-founded fear of persecution through two programs: one for refugees (persons outside the U.S.) and one for asylees (persons in the U.S.)."

- The United States Department of Homeland Security

"A wide-ranging review is needed of this costly and out-of-control system. It has failed refugees, both by diverting limited resources from overseas assistance and by the sheer neglect of those resettled in the United States by their 'sponsors.' The program is rife with fraud, profitable for hundreds of 'non-profit' organizations, and is a potential channel for terrorism into American communities."

- Don Barnett, CIS Fellow