Rutland refugees

Louras the day after: ‘I got smoked’

“As much as I said during the campaign that this was not a referendum on refugee resettlement … looking back at it, absolutely a referendum on refugee resettlement,” the defeated Rutland mayor said.

Stephen Groff: Immigration bans are bad for Vermont

Extremely low unemployment, declining population levels and weak tax revenue should encourage all Vermonters to welcome migrants and refugees.

Amy Carst: Lessons learned from a visit to Jordan and a refugee camp

Despite all of my advocacy work for Syrian refugees, I hopped on a plane bound for Jordan with nothing but my backpack and a slew of preconceived notions I didn’t even know I was carrying.

In Speech on House Floor, Welch Introduces President Trump to Rutland Refugees

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch January 31, 2017 Contact: Kirsten Hartman, Communications Director (202) 225-4115 WASHINGTON—After visiting with two Syrian families in Rutland last week, Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives about President Trump’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program and indefinitely halting admission of […]

Central Vermont Refugee Action Network: Standing against Trump’s immigration orders

CVRAN will stand strong in the face of this unconscionable narrowing of support for those in need of safety from war and who desperately need new beginnings in Vermont.