Protesters in Olympia, Washington last fall. Photo and story at Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/who-exactly-are-syrian-refugees-we-have-already-taken-397795
First, if you haven’t done so already, go to this list (click here) and find out where your closest UN/US State Department designated resettlement office is located. See the map here.
Here is an article reader Diane brought to my attention (we mentioned it before, and the link has now been corrected thanks to Diane), but am posting it again because a huge push is on to find new resettlement locations (original ones are now getting very overloaded).Then draw a circle one hundred miles out from that city/town.*** If your town is within that circle, you could be seeing some of the huge surge of refugees expected to arrive in the US by September 30th. (And, of course the following year many more as Obama has promised that at his last opportunity, for FY2017, he will be recommending 100,000, unless a new President comes in and rescinds that order).
US Together is affiliated with Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, a national resettlement organization, which began plans to open an office in Toledo about five years ago. The Toledo office resettles people within a 100-mile radius of the city.
I first heard this ‘100-mile rule’ in 2007 when a US State Department employee told me about it in relationship to what was happening in my county seat—-Hagerstown, MD.
Are you within a 100-mile radius of a resettlement site? If so, you are in the (ever-expanding) target range
Posted by Ann Corcoran