THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

Rutland: How a Mayor Conspired in Secret to Resettle Syrians in Small Vermont Town

From the start, those involved stressed secrecy in order to prevent criticism from voices in the community. Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program Director Amila Merdzanovic said “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of not sharing the information… move slowly, keep it to a small circle of people, and then expand.” In an email to Louras, she stated, “if we open it up to anybody and everybody, all sorts of people will come out of the woodwork. Anti-immigrant, anti-anything.”

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June 10, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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