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The Vermont refugee placement and resettlement process

Nov 21, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Below please find some information and statistics on the Vermont refugee placement and resettlement process. If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.   Annually the Vermont office receives 300-350 refugees. FY15: 314 FY16 PROJECTION: 325 The center has seen families come in from all over the world – the Congo, Malaysia, India, Iraq, Somalia, and Nepal. Employment ...

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Nov 20, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

Vermont and the US have a history of admitting those fleeing from horrific circumstances. We should continue to take Syrian refugees who are vetted under our current extensive process. It is estimated that children constitute half of the millions of Syrian refugees. Humanitarian efforts are critical to help refugees who are often victims of rape, famine ...

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On Student Behavior and School Disciplinary Issues

Nov 3, 2015 No Comments ›› maxinegrad

I serve on the Justice Oversight Committee. We heard very compelling testimony on how critical a school’s response to student behavior is in facilitating a student’s ability to learn and succeed in school, the workplace, and society. I applaud our schools, civil rights advocates and Sec. of Education Rebecca Holcombe for beginning to bend the ...

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