Refugees come from around the world, seeking safety and opportunity in America. The process can take two years or longer, due to the extensive background checks required by law. The real work of settlement begins after arrival.
Tami McLaughlin runs World Relief Fox Valley, the designated refugee resettlement agency in our area. She explains how they, along with volunteers and partner agencies, support the successful integration of families in our community, and how the national debate over immigration affects their work.