Refugees Stuck in Wake of Government Shutdown


By Katie Stinson

DUBUQUE, Iowa - The government shutdown is impacting the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Plans for refugee resettlement are now on hold due to the uncertainty of the services and benefits available to arriving refugees. The delay will impact 1,1000 refugees between now and October 21st. A dozen of those refugees were set to arrive in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. That includes a Burmese man now living in Columbus Junction.He was supposed to reunite with his wife this week.

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