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Current Event September 30, 2016

In Small Town Vermont, Refugees Have Positive Economic Impact

Vermont is the new home of many refugees from Somalia and other countries that have become dangerous to live in. Some residents in towns with large concentrations of refugees are concerned that the newcomers will be a burden on taxpayers. For the most part, however, refugees are contributing to the well-being of the communities they have become a part of. The local residents in one town in Vermont, welcome them. Listen to hear about the experiences of residents of Winooski, Vermont and the refugees who have recently moved there.

Immigration Culture

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 06/13/2016

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