Minnesota Set to Accept 15,000 More Refugees in 2016
The state of Minnesota is gearing up to take the most refugees in 2016 than it has in any other year in the past 10 years.
State officials say the state will take in around 15,000 more refugees on top of its typical 70,000.
They say this is due to President Obama’s declaration to provide aid to Syrian refugees.
Resettlement groups say the nationalities of the refugees will likely stay the same and it is not expected the state will take in a large number of Syrians because there isn’t an established community in the state.