The United States is facing a humanitarian crisis as more and more immigrant children find their way across the border. It is a tragedy, no matter what your beliefs on the larger issue of immigration reform.
But alongside this crisis is another tragedy waiting in the wings. Because there isn’t enough funding to cover both the unaccompanied minors as well as traditional refugee services, the United States Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is about to experience a grave budget shortfall.
Starting this month, ORR plans to reprogram $94 million away from refugee services to meet the needs of the newly arriving children.