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Financial services and earnings of refugees

Financial services and earnings of refugees

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy

April 21, 2017

Access to Financial Services Access to low rate credit may be a hinderance to anyone with very little credit history. Raising equity or debt capital may also not be the easiest for such individuals looking to start small businesses. Some organizations in Vermont offer financial services ...

Housing and local employment for refugees

Housing and local employment for refugees

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy

April 13, 2017

Housing The Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program handles all refugees’ housing needs from the time they arrive in Vermont. A housing manager secures an affordable apartment for the family, assists in setting up the apartment and utilities and supplies basic household furnishings. To ensure...

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Vermont refugees’ employment issues

Gabriella Marchesi and Sarang Murthy

April 6, 2017

Current Refugee Situation In the fiscal year 2015, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants reported 69, 948 refugee admissions nationally. Three hundred-twelve of these refugees, hailing from Bhutan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Burma and Burundi, were resettled in...

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Trump’s claims frame refugees as terrorists

Lily Spechler

March 23, 2017

"This is a nation-wide soul search,” my father’s friend Dmitri said regarding the Syrian refugee crisis. Dmitri is the son of Greek refugees, political asylum seekers, who fled Greece in hopes of a better life in America. The question is, are we still a nation that opens our arms to...

Refugee finds home in Burlington

Emilee Conroe

April 21, 2015

In 2014, 317 refugees resettled in the state of Vermont, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Pabitra Bhattarai came to Burlington in November 2009 with her family after her parents escaped conflict over religious differences in Bhutan. “I was raised in a refugee camp, and I have nothing...

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