Wednesday, November 18, 2015

11th-Hour Detour Puts Family in Connecticut as Indiana Bars Syrian Refugees

From The New York Times-

Ms. Miller said having to find the family a new home was “one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in the eight years I’m here.”

“My role is to create a welcoming environment here in our state that gives a safe haven to refugees,” Ms. Miller added. “That we can’t be that because our state is not welcoming all is really painful.”

She turned to Episcopal Migration Ministries, which placed a call to Chris George, the executive director of Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, which also coordinates resettlement operations there with Church World Service.

Mr. George said he was surprised by the request, which he accepted without hesitation because the family’s arrival was imminent.

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