In the News / October 2017

Fewer Arrivals in Iowa For FY 2018

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“The Trump administration is planning to admit 45,000 refugees this fiscal year—the lowest cap in the history of the nation’s refugee program that started in 1980. Iowa’s refugee resettlement agencies are expecting fewer arrivals and facing more uncertainty than in past years.

Carly Ross is director of the Des Moines field office for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. She says in past years, when she was notified that a refugee family would be traveling to the U.S., she could expect that family to arrive in two to three months.

‘But at this point, we are not as clear on those time frames when we receive the notification,’ Ross says. ‘So we don’t know if they will be traveling within that same time frame–two to three months–or if it could be even longer.'”

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