A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years

A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years.

The Vermont director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, proposed to  resettle 75 people in Rutland in fiscal year 2023, 100 in fiscal year 2024 and 150 in fiscal year 2025,.

The city is now home to 13 people who fled from Afghanistan following the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from there last year. Two Syrian families arrived in 2017.

Gov. Phil Scott has been a strong proponent of refugee resettlement. He’s also issued a call inviting the federal government to settle Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion in the state.