Tag Archives: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Local News
July 14, 2016

Refugee resettlement myths dispelled

By Stephen Seitz

RUTLAND — A number of unfounded beliefs about Syrian refugees have made their way into the discussion over whether to allow 20-30 families to relocate to Rutland.

Stacie Blake, the director of communications for government and community relations for the U.S. Committee…

June 23, 2016

Deliberate surprise is undemocratic

Dear Editor, The majority of the citizens who I hear oppose the refugee relocation program for Rutland are afraid to speak up or be branded “phobes” and bigots . . . nasty politics. The people are not opposed to humanitarian efforts or persons of cultural…