Appleton to welcome 75 more refugees this year

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Appleton officials are expecting 75 refugees from conflict zones to arrive in the city this year.

Post-Crescent Media reported World Relief Fox Valley will expand its part of a federal resettlement plan to welcome dozens of refugees from Iraq, Congo and Myanmar. They will join 25 refugees who have already resettled in Appleton this year.

Mayor Tim Hanna says the initial transition went smoothly. He says he's proud of the city's efforts to provide the refugees with necessities for their new apartments.

The refugees undergo health screenings, and then receive job training and literacy lessons upon their arrival in Appleton.

The U.S. took in 70,000 refugees last year and will do so again this year.


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