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Florida organizations pledge help for incoming Afghan refugees

By WTXL, For WTXL | ABC News 27 Tallahassee, On 16 September 2021, Read Original
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Florida Refugee Assistance Committee (FRAC), announced plans to provide resettlement assistance to incoming Afghan refugees on Thursday.

FRAC is an alliance of South Florida relief aid, social services, and community services non-profit organizations.

The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization is an active member of FRAC.

 

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas recently announced approximately 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted into the United States and will require resettlement assistance.

With that in mind, FRAC announced it is collaborating and partnering with existing refugees, social services, relief aid organizations, and local volunteer groups to facilitate a smooth transition and integration to make Florida a welcoming home for them.

“CAIR-Florida takes pride in the level of collaboration among the South Florida community organizations in FRAC. Our immigration team will continue to provide free immigration assistance to incoming Afghan refugees and to Afghan families residing in Florida,” Ruiz said. “Our team is also proactively engaging with elected officials to advocate for policies across Florida that are welcoming of Afghan refugees, and supportive of the resettlement process through resource allocation.”

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