In the News / February 2017

Albany hosts panel discussion about refugee resettlement

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As tensions and misunderstandings continue to grow regarding refugees, the League of Women Voter’s of Albany County organized a panel in which representatives from refugee-serving organizations around the city were able to share their knowledge and experiences. USCRI sat on the panel along with Capital District Coalition Against Islamophobia, Center for Women in Government and Civil Society and the Capital Region Refugee Roundtable.

Kathleen Hidalgo talked about her volunteer work at the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants to the roughly 100 people who attended the forum held at St. Sophia Church in Albany.

“I want you to understand the joy that I have gotten from working with refugees is unbelievable,” she said. “You become part of their family; they become your heart.”

Read the full article in the Times Union.

Photo Credit: Mandy Fries, Times Union

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