- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - Officials say up to seven more Syrian refugee families are expected to arrive in a Vermont city that is home to two families that arrived days before President Donald Trump took office in January.

Officials with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement program say the effort to resettle what had been expected to be up to 100 Syrian refugees in Rutland was thrown into question after Trump changed U.S. refugee policy and they believed the two families might be the only ones to reach the community.

Now resettlement program Executive Director Amila Merdzanovic (MAH’-jon-o-vitch) says her organization was recently told four additional families would be coming, but that number has been increased to seven.

Merdzanovic tells Vermont Public Radio (https://bit.ly/2oJnhGK) all seven families are two parent households with, on average, three children

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Information from: WVPS-FM, https://www.vpr.net


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