Refugee Population In Utica Is Decreasing


Utica has been a place for refugees since 1979. Since then, around 16,500 refugees have settled in the area. Shelly Callahan, Executive Director of the Mohawk Valley Center For Refugees says there has been a decrease in the amount of refugees who resettle in this area. Refugees resettle here because of the manageable cost of living and the other available resources, however those could still be a struggle when refugees are deciding where to stay. Eyewitness News reporter Jenn Seelig spoke with Shelly Callahan and learned more about the reasons why refugees are not coming to our area the way they once were.

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