Durham mayor says city is ready to welcome Afghan refugees

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Durham, N.C. — City leaders volition nonstop a connection Monday that Durham is acceptable and consenting to assistance Afghan refugees.

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel said the Bull City is ready, with unfastened arms, to invited everyone.

According to Schewel, Durham has welcomed refugees successful the past. The metropolis has resettlement agencies that tin assistance with the process and is hiring for a caller exile coordinator position.

More than anything, Schewel said Durham is simply a metropolis that welcomes everyone.

"The City of Durham welcomes Afghan refugees," helium said. "We volition marque a location for them present and we volition assistance them marque a location ... nary substance what your religion, nary substance wherever you're from, nary substance what your race, nary substance what connection you speak, we privation you present successful Durham and we'll clasp you."

At 11 a.m. connected Monday, Durham metropolis and region elected officials volition conscionable successful beforehand of City Hall to sermon the process for welcoming refugees.

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