- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The city of Albuquerque is opening a new office for immigrants and refugees.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports (https://goo.gl/BgnZTz) the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded the city of Albuquerque $300,000 for the establishment of an Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.

The initial funds will staff an office and pay for research and development to blueprint for a mission.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry says the grant allows the city to take other than taxpayer dollars and impact positive change in Albuquerque communities.

Berry says also it’s an opportunity for local government to connect with immigrant and refugee populations.

The mayor says it will take months to develop a specific blueprint for the new office’s mission.

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Information from: KOB-TV, https://www.kob.com

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