“Springfield refugee task force set to meet on concerns raised by Mayor Domenic Sarno” has been covering the concerns of Springfield, Massachusetts, Mayor Domenic Sarno about new refugees in his city. The latest update, reporting on the first meeting of the Refugee Task Force, was published on October 6 and can be read here.

The task force consists of representatives from the city and local refugee agencies and was formed to investigate the Mayor’s claim that the number of refugees in the city are a serious strain on Springfield’s resources. 

State statistics show that a of the total 605 new refugees resettled in Western Massachusetts in fiscal year 2012, 275 were resettled in Springfield.


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