200 Iraqi refugees headed to Maine from elsewhere in U.S.

A very short item from the Associated Press tells us:

PORTLAND, Maine.  Some 200 Iraqi refugees are headed for Maine in the coming months.

Catholic Charities Maine says these so-called ”secondary migrants” had previously found homes in other states but expressed a desire to move to Portland in order to join an Iraqi family that settled there.

Catholic Charities said that while it does not control the movement of secondary migrants, it suggests that they pace out their arrivals to Maine so that social service providers are better prepared for them.

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