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Report: Refugee resettlement offices to close

Report: Refugee resettlement offices to close

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(WFFF/WVNY) – According to a Reuters report released Wednesday, more than 20 refugee resettlement offices are slated to close and dozens of others will scale back operations. The report says the closures are being reviewed by the State Department for final approval. It follows President Donald Trump’s decision to reduce the number of refugees that will be allowed into the U.S. this year. Reuters said the maximum number of refugees will decrease from 110,000 to 45,000. Vermont has one resettlement office in Colchester and for the past year has operated a small office in Rutland. U.S. Committee for Refugees and immigrants spokesperson Stacie Blake says Rutland is not expecting any more refugees for the current fiscal year because the site has been zeroed out. Blake says they will...
Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program

Politics
Refugee resettlement agencies are preparing to shutter more than 20 offices across the United States and cut back operations in more than 40 others after the State Department told them to pare their operations, according to plans seen by Reuters. The post Exclusive: Dozens of refugee resettlement offices to close as Trump downsizes program appeared first on Politicus USA.
Bilingual? Tarjimly lets you help a refugee or aid worker right now

Bilingual? Tarjimly lets you help a refugee or aid worker right now

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 All over the world, language barriers are limiting the ability of refugees and immigrants to seek help, and aid workers to provide it. Tarjimly is a new service that connects people who speak one language but need to speak in another, with a person who speaks both — in just a couple minutes. They’re part of Y Combinator’s latest batch and are gearing up for a proper launch. Read More