Who We Are

We are the creators of WRAPS, a collaborative computer system built to assist in the processing of refugees to the United States. People all around the world use WRAPS (Worldwide Refugee Admissions Processing System) to process and track the movement of refugees from various countries to the U.S. for resettlement. 

Our Mission

To provide and administer a global, standardized case management system that provides greater flexibility, efficiency, and accountability to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

What We Do

The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) provides the technical and functional support for WRAPS so that it is accessible, current and easy for our stakeholders to use. Our Operations teams sit on the front lines, helping solve problems and make the most of the WRAPS software system. Our Development teams are constantly innovating, collaborating, testing and fixing things. And behind the scenes, we have trainers and communications teams working with our end users. We are here to make a difference.

Our Role

The Refugee Processing Center (RPC) is operated by the U.S Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). We assist DOS/PRM in achieving its annual U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) objectives.

About Refugee Processing

The term "refugee" means:

any person who is outside any country of such person's nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

Resettlement to the United States is a long process that can take months, or even years.  U.S. resettlement is voluntary and refugees must decide for themselves whether relocating to the U.S. is the right choice for them and their families.

More about the process and the program can be found here.

 

Eidomeni, Greece - March 17, 2016: A little boy tries to carry a box with supplies given from the Greek Red Cross on March 17, 2015 in the refugees camp of Eidomeni.

Eidomeni, Greece - March 17, 2016: A little boy tries to carry a box with supplies given from the Greek Red Cross on March 17, 2015 in the refugees camp of Eidomeni.