Whether you work in a State that is a net contributor or beneficiary of secondary migration trends, serving secondary migrant clients is a challenge for our network.
Here are the top five beneficiary States in FY2013 and one significant reason for each, according to a recent webinar by ORR Technical Assistance provider IFCI. Download a transcript here.
- Ohio (OH) – A large, successful refugee community attracts friends and family members who were resettled elsewhere.
- Minnesota (MN) – A vibrant Somali community is one example of the success factors that attract secondary migrants.
- Oklahoma (OK) and Iowa (IA) – Word of mouth attracts refugees to a lower cost of living and many jobs in the meat packing industry.
- Florida (FL) – A vibrant Cuban community is a major attractor for additional Cuban secondary migration.