Wis. alderman questions readiness for refugees
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) – An Appleton alderman is drawing the ire of other city officials for his resolution critiquing the region’s preparation for 75 refugees from Congo, Iraq and Myanmar. Post-Crescent Media reports (http://post.cr/1jb6181 ) Jeff Jirschele authored a resolution with tough language aimed at World Relief Fox Valley, the Oshkosh-based group shepherding the resettlement. He says the group hadn’t “been vetted” and called for a suspension of all city efforts in the relocation until a group could identify the refugees’ impact. Mayor Tim Hanna says he spoke for all city hall departments in criticizing both the tone and content of Jirschele’s resolution. He says there’s a long list of community partners who are preparing for the resettlement. He also pointed to the successful Hmong resettlement in the area.
Information from: Post-Crescent Media, http://www.postcrescent.com
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