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Reductions In Idaho Refugee Resettlement Leave Job Vacancies

VIA IDAHO OFFICE FOR REFUGEES
Refugees giving their Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. Saturday in downtown Boise during 2017 World Refugee Day.

Federal immigration policies have slowed the flow of refugees to the United States for resettlement. The Treasure Valley has a history of being a welcoming community to refugees, but this contraction in resettlement numbers has created a worker shortagefor some industries in the Gem State.

Idaho Matters talks with Megan Schwab of the International Rescue Committee in Boiseand an official from the agricultural sector who is seeing the labor shortages as a result of these policies.

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