News from Vermont says refugee program put on hold, not clear if it is just for Vermont

Refugee Resettlement Watch

There is breaking news in Vermont that the controversial resettlementof 100 Syrian Muslims to Rutland has stalled in Washington.

But, local reports say that US State Department grants (contracts?) for resettlement have stopped nationwide.  We are trying to track down that assertion. The only thing that makes any sense to me is that they have run out of funds for the final weeks of this fiscal year.  If that is the case, it makes my point that money matters. No money=no refugees.

Vermont refugee agency Is the Vermont refugee resettlement contractor out of (your) money?

In the meantime this is from MyChamplainValley in Bernie-land (hat tip: Don):

A plan for 100 Syrian refugees to settle in Rutland, Vt. starting this October has hit a snag.

The U.S. State Department has halted its grant approval process for all resettlement programs nationwide.

The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program applied for the grant.

Without this money…

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