Federal agency spent nearly $20 billion to settle migrants all over the U.S. - report --A majority of the money was given to nonprofits that would help migrants save up for large necessities such as a house or car. | 23 Jan 2024 | The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) spent almost $20 billion in the years 2022 and 2023 on refugee resettlement, according to a recent report. According to OpenTheBooks, the ORR, which is a part of Health and Human Services, spent $8.9 billion in fiscal year 2022 and $10.9 billion in fiscal year 2023 when migrant encounters at the U.S. southern border was at an all time high. It was also reported that a majority of the money was given to nonprofits that would help migrants save up for large necessities such as a house or car. "Potential migrants from an ever-broader range of countries are trying to enter the country by any means necessary, OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski, in a statement, according to local media.