Syrian refugees

UPDATED: First Syrian refugee family arrives in Rutland

Another family is on the way, officials said. The mayor said he had met and talked with the first arrivals.

Refugee resettlement office set to open in Rutland

It will be fully staffed with three full-time workers later this month, say officials, who expect the first refugee families to arrive in January.

Year in Review: Top Rutland County stories of 2016

The issue of refugee resettlement divided the small city. Meanwhile, the Rutland Herald ran into financial difficulty, and a judge weighed the constitutionality of the death penalty.

First Rutland refugees could arrive within a month

Organizations are focusing on helping the new residents gain work and schooling. At a meeting last week, one provider had questions about whether funding is available for early education services.

Refugee resettlement programs face potential cuts under Trump

Grants for programs like the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont could dry up.

Burlington council affirms Queen City’s support for immigrants

The panel adopted two resolutions: one welcoming Syrian refugees and the other moving the community toward formal policies often associated with so-called sanctuary cities.

Under Trump, Rutland refugee program’s future unclear

Presidents have broad authority over the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. and where they come from. But some people close to the issue say it may not play out as Trump has predicted.

Providers prep for refugees amid post-election uncertainties

A network of Rutland area educators, health care providers and others will meet for the first time this month. Their work is shadowed by questions about what the election of Donald Trump means for plans to resettle Syrians and Iraqis.

Rutland area colleges look to embrace Syrian students

Green Mountain College is offering two scholarships, and nearby Castleton University’s president has advocated bringing refugees to Rutland.

State Department approves Rutland as new home for refugees

The first Syrian and Iraqi families are expected to arrive in mid-December or early January, according to an official with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.

Leahy calls for more resources for refugee settlement sites

As a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he has input on the administration’s decision to take in more refugees from Syria and elsewhere next year. Rutland could be one of their destinations.

Special report: Rutland, refugees and lessons from Limerick

The Irish city is implementing the same 100-person Syrian resettlement that is proposed for Vermont — with a few key differences.

Attorney’s report details steps that led to refugee plan

The document, the result of an investigation into Mayor Chris Louras’ actions, has been made public. The city attorney says the issue isn’t a legal one, but rather political.

Guest speaker for Rutland group stokes worries about refugees

Philip Haney’s claims about Muslim threats to the country have been widely circulated on conservative websites.