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Catholic Charities explains how Welcome Corps aims to expand refugee resettlement services

Posted on 01/21/2023 5:53:16 AM PST by LouAvul

A new program is working to help expand resettlement services for refugees across the country.

People with catholic charities said this program aims to expand refugee settlement capacity, which Cecilia Lun-Ngaihte said is vital to rebuilding their lives.

“We fled from our country like in 2007," Lun-Ngaihte said.

Lun-Ngaihte is a refugee from Burma. She's among the thousands of refugees who have been forced to flee their country of origin.

“Religious persecution, that’s why we fled from our country," Lun-Ngaihte said.

She arrived to the U.S. in September 2009. She said she will never forget the freedom she felt when she touched American soil.

“Happy to be safely arrived in the United States and then thank you so much for the government and then all the refugee resettlement agencies," Lun-Ngaihte said.

She said her resettlement process was a long one, but it equipped her and her family with the support they needed to rebuild their lives.

“The refugee resettlement, they’re working with us very well. They provide housing, and then food, and then finding a job for my husband, and then I can go at the time, I went to the ESL class also," Lun-Naighte said.

Julie Dulek is the Senior Director with Catholic Charities. She said last fiscal year, Oklahoma welcomed 1800 refugees. 800 of them resettled here in Tulsa.

“The countries, the refugees that we resettle most are from Burma, Afghanistan, and then we’ve also got some Russian refugees that are arriving, as well as some Iranian refugees and even Venezuelan refugees for this year," Dulek said.

Non-profit agencies like Catholic Charities have worked with the state to meet the resettlement need of refugees. But now, the U.S. Department of State is collaborating with the Department of Health and Human Services to create the Welcome Corps Program.

The program allows private sponsorship of refugees like Lun-Naighte. Dulek said this means sponsors would have the same responsabilites as resettlement agencies.

“The information that I’ve seen, is you know, groups of four or five friends, and you submit an application online. I’m assuming that they’ll do vetting with the program and then, the groups are supposed to begin fundraising, and then at some point they’ll be matched with a refugee," Dulek said.

The initial commitment is for 90 days, but the program hopes the friendships formed during that period of time will continue to last for a lifetime.

“We do have opportunities for people if they don’t want to quite get involved at this level, then they’re free to reach out to us and we have mentorships, co-sponsorships, support teams that we can match them with a refugee family if they wanted to get involved, but not quite at the Welcome Corps level," Dulek said.

As to Lun-Ngaihte, she's now a caseworker helping refugees resettle the way she was once helped.

The Department of State will begin facilitating matches between private sponsors and refugees arriving within the first six months of 2023.

They are hoping to get 10,000 Americans to step forward as sponsors.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: charitybeginsathome; freeloaders; illegals
Catholics. Destroying civilization for centuries.
1 posted on 01/21/2023 5:53:16 AM PST by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

Catholic Charities is a Evil Money Scam set up with the Obama bots .
The make Millions Ramming these savages into unsuspecting towns in FL .
Fl Gov Desantis needs to shut down this Trafficking scam .
Its a Evil Evil Leftist front group .

2 posted on 01/21/2023 6:16:03 AM PST by ncalburt ( Gop DC Globalists are the evil)
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To: ncalburt

Notice this evil Dem group does all this trafficking in Red States .

3 posted on 01/21/2023 6:17:44 AM PST by ncalburt ( Gop DC Globalists are the evil)
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To: LouAvul

“Catholic Charities” has a lot of nice sounding euphemisms for human trafficking.

4 posted on 01/21/2023 6:36:10 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: LouAvul

If you think it’s just Catholics, think again. Lots of other denominations and secular, atheist organizations involved in this.

The real problem is federal funding, which is made possible by the unlimited cash supplied by the Federal Reserve system.

5 posted on 01/21/2023 6:40:18 AM PST by Tacticalman
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To: LouAvul

catholic charities working with the scum in government to help murder America

6 posted on 01/21/2023 7:01:37 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: LouAvul

“Religious persecution, that’s why we fled from our country,” Lun-Ngaihte said.

A mere drop in the bucket. Most of the others come for the goodies. Some want the work because there is little in their communist homeland, and others want the free welfare goodies. And then there’s the drug dealers.

7 posted on 01/21/2023 7:19:41 AM PST by libertylover (Our biggest problem, by far, is that almost all of big media is AGENDA-DRIVEN, not-truth driven.)
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To: LouAvul

The Catholic church in the next town from where I live used to sell fake IDs to illegals. They probably still do. The feds knew it, but were not allowed to stop it.

8 posted on 01/21/2023 7:48:05 AM PST by EastTexasTraveler
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To: Tacticalman

That’s right. Another scourge of the earth is Lutheran Social Services. They’re responsible for bringing Somali’s into Minnesota.

All of these organizations hide under the cover of religion.

For the record, I’m a non-practicing/non-religious Lutheran.

9 posted on 01/21/2023 7:52:19 AM PST by Negan
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To: Negan

The Left infiltrated all the churches years ago. Now they even have one of their own as a Pope.

10 posted on 01/21/2023 7:54:15 AM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ronnie raygun

AFTER 500 years of pushing expanding populations in South America & elsewhere.

11 posted on 01/21/2023 8:39:44 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: LouAvul

Current migrants predominately from Latin America are in the vast majority of cases not fleeing persecution or political oppression in their home countries. They just want to jump the immigration line over the heads of the millions of legal immigrants.

12 posted on 01/21/2023 9:06:19 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Wuli

now they are called climate refugees

13 posted on 01/21/2023 2:09:56 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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