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Dayton Passes Resolution Welcoming Afghanistan Refugees

 Matt Joseph speaking about the city of Dayton's refugee resolution
Kristin Stratman
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Matt Joseph speaking about the city of Dayton's refugee resolution

Dayton says it welcomes those misplaced by the violence in Afghanistan.

The Dayton City Commission has passed a resolution declaring the city a supportive and welcoming place for refugees from Afghanistan. Since last month, over 24,000 refugees have entered the US from Afghanistan.

Dayton Commissioner Matt Joseph spearheaded the city’s declaration to offer refuge to Afghans fleeing the Taliban regime.

“We wanted to put out there that if the system would allow us to settle some here we would love to have them, we would welcome them in line with our stance as a welcoming city,” said Joseph.

So far, more than thirty Afghan refugees have been resettled in Cleveland. As of now, there are no explicit plans to rehome any Afghan refugees in the Miami Valley.