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State Department tells refugee agencies to downsize U.S. operations

22 Dec

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Yeganeh Torbati and Mica Rosenberg, Exclusive to Reuters
(Reuters) – The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States.

The announcement was made at a Dec. 1 meeting in Washington with State Department officials and representatives from nine major refugee agencies, several executives of the agencies said.
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