refugees

IMMIGRATION CRISIS
11:50 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Syracuse Mayor, Bishop Offer Refuge for Migrant Children

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Syracuse  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.  In a release, she says the City of Syracuse is known for welcoming new immigrants and it currently is home a large population of refugees from across the globe. 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.  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.  The mayor says children stay an average of 35 days while awaiting a hearing before an immigration magistrate and do not attend local schools.  More information on this can be found on a page on the City’s website,www.syrgov.net/unaccompaniedchildren

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Global Community 5-K
1:23 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Runners Help Out Refugee Programs in Syracuse

Runners were at Willow Bay to raise money for refugee programs
Credit Hannah Warren/WAER News

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.

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New Study
12:53 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

How Good of a Home is Syracuse for Refugees Resettled From Other Countries?

Refugee Report "World at our Doorstep" examines how Syracuse is meting needs of thousands of people resettled from other countries
Credit onondagacitizensleague.org

Chris Bolt report on new Onondaga Citizens League study "World at our Doorstep."

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. 

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