Comments About Vermont Welcoming Afghan Refugees

“I am gratified that Vermont is volunteering to welcome and resettle one hundred Afghans who have fled their country in recent weeks.  Many of these Afghans supported the U.S. military and our government over the past two decades, risking their lives and the safety of their families.  Vermonters recognize that it is our moral obligation to provide them refuge from retaliation and persecution by the Taliban and other extremist groups in Afghanistan.

“Vermont has a long history of warmly welcoming refugees who have become an integral part of communities across our state.  They have made Vermont stronger.  It is fitting that Vermont is stepping up yet again to offer safe haven to vulnerable Afghans in their hour of need.” 

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