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Marking World Refugee Day as Texas Sees Less Resettlement

Saturday (June 17, 2017) is World Refugee Day Houston. We learn about how the day will be marked here, from two people involved in organizing it: Selene Escalera, co-chair of Houston World Refugee Day, and Elena Korbut with Interfaith Ministries. And we talk about the current state of refugee resettlement in the region — amid lower numbers being […]

Saturday (June 17, 2017) is World Refugee Day Houston. We learn about how the day will be marked here, from two people involved in organizing it: Selene Escalera, co-chair of Houston World Refugee Day, and Elena Korbut with Interfaith Ministries.

And we talk about the current state of refugee resettlement in the region — amid lower numbers being resettled in the Lone Star State as of late — with Lauren West of the Partnership for the Advancement and Immersion of Refugees (PAIR).

MORE: Texas Refugee Program Shrinks As State Resettles Fewer Families (KUT, June 5, 2017)

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