Officials say it's too early to tell when or if Ukrainian refugees will be resettled in the Triad, but agencies are still gearing up for an influx of new arrivals from other count
Northern Virginia is home to one of the largest Afghan communities in the U.S., making it a prime destination for new arrivals. One refugee organization is scrambling to prepare.
Refugee advocates have welcomed President Biden's decision to raise the U.S. refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500 this year. Community-based resettlement efforts are expected to become more prominent.
Joe Biden intends to admit 125,000 refugees in his first year. Many will be fleeing religious persecution. While highlighting persecution, President Trump cut refugee admissions to 15,000.
The order is a blow for the White House, which essentially tried to give state and local government officials power to veto resettlement. The judge says that appears to violate the Refugee Act.
The White House wants to give state and local officials the power to block refugee resettlement in their backyards. But immigrant advocates say the executive order violates federal law.
The number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. is the lowest it's been since 1980. Some smaller resettlement agencies particularly in rural states are closing putting refugees' lives further in limbo.
Aden Batar directs a refugee resettlement program in Utah. It is the same organization that helped resettle his family 25 years ago, when they fled a harrowing civil war in Somalia.
Critics of the U.S. refugee program say they want more control over who's coming to live in their towns. In Poughkeepsie, N.Y., the debate got ugly.
Starting Wednesday, all refugees face more extensive background checks. And the administration is conducting an extra 90-day review of vetting procedures for refugees from 11 countries.