refugees http://waer.org en Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children http://waer.org/post/syracuse-mayor-bishop-offer-refuge-migrant-children <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Syracuse &nbsp;Mayor Stephanie Miner today sent a letter to President Barack Obama formally extending her offer to use the City of Syracuse as a site for relocating Latin American children who have crossed the Southern border.</span></font></span></font><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp; In a release, she says t</span></font></span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">he City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Miner says the City of Syracuse has been visited by representatives from federal agencies seeking to review a site for possible placement of migrant children. &nbsp;She says Federal officials have made it clear that the Department of Health and Human Services will pay for and provide all services for children through its network of grantees. Miner says before the children would be placed in Syracuse, they would undergo a well-child exam, tuberculosis testing, and a mental health screening. &nbsp;The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.&nbsp; More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,</span></font><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren</span></font></a><a href="http://syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></div> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 03:50:55 +0000 Scott Willis 21277 at http://waer.org Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children Runners Help Out Refugee Programs in Syracuse http://waer.org/post/runners-help-out-refugee-programs-syracuse <p></p><p></p><p>A group of about 50 runners gathered at Onondaga Lake’s Willow Bay park this weekend for a 5-K race to benefit non-profits working in refugee resettlement. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:23:11 +0000 Chris Bolt & Hannah Warren 9874 at http://waer.org Runners Help Out Refugee Programs in Syracuse How Good of a Home is Syracuse for Refugees Resettled From Other Countries? http://waer.org/post/how-good-home-syracuse-refugees-resettled-other-countries <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The process to help refugees resettle in the Syracuse area could be a little easier on the people and families that have come from places such as Sudan, Bosnia, and other troubled countries.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:53:43 +0000 Chris Bolt 3585 at http://waer.org How Good of a Home is Syracuse for Refugees Resettled From Other Countries?