U.S. Refugee Admissions Program [USRAP] Law and Legal Definition

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) is an interagency effort involving a number of governmental and non-governmental partners both overseas and in the U.S. The Department of State/Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM) has overall USRAP management responsibility overseas and has lead in proposing admissions ceilings and processing priorities.

Program objectives include:

a. arranging for refugees' placement by ensuring that approved refugees are sponsored and offered appropriate assistance upon arrival in the U.S.;

b. providing refugees with basic necessities and core services during their initial resettlement period in the U.S.; and

c. promoting refugee self-sufficiency through employment as soon as possible after arrival in the U.S. in coordination with other refugee service and assistance programs.