American Goodness: A Connecticut town that Syrian refugees can call home

Fadi and his family left their home in Damascus in 2012, and after a harrowing journey through Jordan, were able to resettle in America, thanks to a nonprofit in Connecticut called IRIS: Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. “We’re one of 350 proud refugee resettlement nonprofits spread across the United States, welcoming refugees, persecuted people from all over the world who’ve been vetted by the Department of Homeland Security,” says Chris George, executive director of IRIS.

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