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MEDIA: "A City of Refuge Steps Forward in Trying Times"

Updated: May 6, 2023

Since the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program began in 1980...“there has not been one lethal terrorist attack committed by a refugee who was resettled here.” Those seeking asylum undergo health exams, security checks and interviews over a two-year period. “Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted group that comes to the country,” said Melissa Rinehart, lead organizer of Welcoming Fort Wayne...There are almost 26 million refugees worldwide, and as long as there are wars, repression, famine and natural disasters, there will be more. The United States could never be the whole solution, but it has always stood ready to help – and Fort Wayne has been part of that. “People still seek refuge here,” said Rinehart, “and I think that they always will.” For more click here.

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