Girl welcomes refugee family arriving at the airport. Courtesy USCCB/Sarah Williamson.

Faith-based groups earn millions on refugee loan commissions

(RNS) Debt collection from refugees brings upward of $5 million a year to faith-based groups that are playing an increasingly central role in the refugees’ resettlement while arguing that America has a moral obligation to accept thousands of Syrian refugees. Some observers say the call to moral action rings hollow when these groups stand to benefit financially.