Utica, NY:  City with a Warm Heart –  State of the Re-Union radio episode

Utica Refugee Research news articles –  Hamilton College news

Welcome Dayton plan – Dayton Daily News

How Language Fits into the Immigration Issue –Governing magazine

From Tropical Burma to Syracuse, Refugees Adjust – CBS Evening News

Report from Syracuse’s North Side: Aiming to recreate its historic quality of life –

Former ‘Lost Boy’ Lual Adier finds faith, freedom and family in Syracuse –

From Bhutan to Syracuse: Hari Adhikari – A Man of the People – YouTube

The area’s unempoyment rates continue to be high despite an increase in job opportunities –

Nottingham graduate says parents, friends, gave him direction

Survival School: How Syracuse refugees overcome language barriers, culture shock and trauma with help from their neighbors –

Butternut Community Police Center is packed with kids and hoping to grow –

Multi-cultural Fowler squad understands language of soccer and winning

H.W. Smith School starts science summer camp for ESL students
Published: Wednesday, July 09, 2008, 5:31 AM Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2008, 5:41 AM

Refugee children speak little English, but required to take state math test
Published: Friday, March 07, 2008, 9:01 AM     Updated: Friday, March 07, 2008, 3:23 PM

Syracuse woman plays Cupid, thousands of miles from home
By Sean Kirst | 
on February 13, 2013 at 6:40 PM, updated February 13, 2013 at 7:50 PM


From ‘There’ to ‘Here’: Refugee Resettlement in Metropolitan America
Brookings Institute 2006 report on refugee resettlement

In medium-sized and smaller metropolitan areas, refugees can have considerable impact on the local population, especially if the total foreign-born population is small. Refugees dominate the overall foreign-born population in smaller places such as Utica, NY; Fargo, ND; Erie, PA; Sioux Falls, SD; and Binghamton, NY, helping to stem overall population decline or stagnation.
Medium-sized metropolitan areas like Fresno, CA; Des Moines, IA; Springfield, MA; and Spokane, WA also have a strong refugee presence.

The Geography of Immigrant Skills: Educational Profiles of Metropolitan Areas

Brookings Institute 2011 report
Geography of Immigrant Skills for Syracuse

Department of State Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration:
National Refugee Arrivals by Calendar Year 2001 – 2011

Syracuse Refugee Arrivals by Calendar Year 2001 – 2011

Refugee Resettlement Timeline

English as a Second Language Levels – NRS Functioning Level Table

Training Needs Assessment of the Immigrant Workforce in Onondaga County, June 2007

Refugee Health Services Coordination Project – Community Health Foundation of Western & Central New York

OnCare information

ECBO Presentation

Grassroots Community Development Organizations

Forgotten Voices, Untold Stories: What We Can Do to Support Seattle/King County’s Immigrant and Refugee Communities in Strengthening Their Families, Jayapal, Pramila, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2001

Investing in the Human Capital of Immigrants, Strengthening Regional Economies

Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2013 – Report to the Congress

Welcome Dayton


Political Parties and Immigrant Groups

Web Sites

Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees

Welcome Dayton- Immigrant Friendly City

U.S, Dept. of State:  Refugee Resttlement in the United States

Refugee Admissions Reception and Placement Program Fact Sheet

Adult Literacy Resources at OCPL (see links at the top of this page to publications about The Refugee Experience and Syracuse’s Recently Settled Refugee Groups)

Southern Poverty Law Center Teaching Tolerance Program

The International Rescue Committee – Award-winning immigration integration initiatives in San Diego

Center for New  Americans Refugee Resettlement Program at InterFaith Works

Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program

Refugee Resources

Welcome to the United States: A Guidebook for Refugees
Prepared by the Center for Applied Linguistics Cultural Orientation Resource Center
Washington, DC
Third Edition

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