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Texas group sues to halt investor-visa program

By   /  October 12, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Immigration, National, News, Texas  /  No Comments


A Texas group that sued the federal government over alleged misuse of investor visas is suing again to shut down the program altogether.

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Withdrawal from refugee program won’t stem tide of resettlement in Texas

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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After issuing an ultimatum that went unheeded, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state is withdrawing from the federal refugee resettlement program, but that doesn’t mean no more refugees will be coming to the Lone Star State. The state government informed the Office of Refugee Resettlement on Sept. 21 that unless two conditions were […]

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Refugees on way to Rutland despite unanswered security, budget concerns

By   /  September 30, 2016  /  Immigration, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Approval of a secret plan to make Rutland a refugee resettlement center has divided the community and left many unanswered questions about security and financial risks for the city.

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Rutland opens door for 50-mile resettlement radius

By   /  September 28, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Guidelines buried deep within federal documents show Rutland’s refugee resettlement could have a wider impact than previously realized, with potential for refugees to settle anywhere in southern and central Vermont.

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Aldermen struggle to combat federal overreach in refugee resettlement

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After nearly two hours of executive session, the Rutland Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to release the city attorney’s report on the mayor’s actions for refugee resettlement.

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Rutland’s secretive mayor pressures aldermen to release information on his role with refugees

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Immigration, Issues, News, Open Records, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After months of withholding information about a refugee plan he devised in secret, Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras on Tuesday tried to pressure the Board of Aldermen to release a report believed to support his solo action on resettlement.

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