A historic wave of refugees are soon to arrive in Kansas City with a welcome from Mayor Q but not much money or support.
Question . . .
WILL CITY HALL BE OBLIGATED TO SPEND FEDERAL STIMMY ON AFGHAN REFUGEES GIVEN THE RECENT WELCOME?!?!
At the risk of seeming selfish, there are many neighborhoods begging for services which might object to that course of action that hasn't earned much attention from our MSM leaders.
The work of resettling Afghans in the Kansas City area mostly falls on the shoulders of nonprofit, faith-based organizations designated by the State Department — 200 such groups are scattered across the U.S., and most face an urgency not felt in many years.
“We are seeing that agencies are receiving notices and resettling people within 48 hours," says Ryan Hudnall, the executive director of Della Lamb Community Center. “So that puts a whole new level of pressure on the local affiliate.”
Hudnall says not since 1975, with the airlift out of South Vietnam, has the U.S. seen the potentially large numbers of refugee resettlement it may face now.
“There’s going to be a gap of servicing and care,” Hudnall says. “So, it’ll be on the local community to navigate these issues and determine how to best respond to all the different issues that are going to emerge.”
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Groups in Kansas City and across the Midwest are working nonstop to help resettle Afghan refugees into the United States. But many of these groups are hindered by cuts made years ago by the Trump administration, when it slashed the number of immigrants allowed into this country.