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Refugee Resettlement Nonprofit Plans Pilot Program In Vermont

A refugee resettlement nonprofit will pilot a new program in Vermont that hopes to relocate refugees in smaller, more rural communities across the U.S.
The Ethiopian Development Community Council has chosen the cities of Brattleboro and Wausau, Wisconsin to test its programs.

Vermont Public Radio reports that the nonprofit still needs federal approval before it launches in the cities.

Brattleboro said it supports the efforts to resettle refugees in its city. The plan is in line with the town’s agenda to improve equity in one of the whitest states in the country.

It also has the support of Gov. Phil Scott, who has urged the State Department to increase the state's refugee cap.

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