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With six kids in college, refugee family works while others wait

Refugee resettlement slows as legislators challenge Lee

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: February 15, 2020 1:19 PM CT | Published: February 15, 2020 4:00 AM CT
David Waters
Special to the Daily Memphian

David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

Faith-based agencies in 2019 resettled the fewest refugees in Tennessee in more than two decades. The numbers likely will be even lower this year. Meanwhile, some legislators are challenging Gov. Bill Lee’s decision to continue participating in the nation’s 40-year-old refugee resettlement program.

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