September 23, 2005
by Kevin Caruso
The Bush Administration is negotiating a $1 billion plan to fund a network of nonprofit organizations who will help Hurricane Katrina survivors relocate. The plan will assist about 1.2 million survivors.
The nine organizations being considered are World Relief, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Church World Service, the Ethiopian Community Development Council, the Episcopal Migration Ministries, the International Rescue Committee, the U.S. Committee for Refugees, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The organizations listed usually assist foreigners who are seeking political asylum. This will be the first time, however, that these organizations will assist U.S. citizens for relocation purposes.