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Chicago Organization Ends Refugee Resettlement Program After New Regulations

At least one Chicago organization is ending its refugee resettlement program following new regulations from the U.S. state department. Under new guidelines, local refugee resettlement agencies who resettle fewer than 100 refugees a year will lose their federal approval. Jewish Child & Family Services announced on Dec. 21 that it was shuttering its resettlement program — the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in Chicago — since it only took in about 30 refugees in 2017.

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