Hundreds of refugees approved for US resettlement forced to delay travel

WASHINGTON D.C. (The New Arab) – Hundreds of refugees planning on relocating to the United States were forced to unbook or delay their flights last week, according to refugee agencies that have been working directly with them to assist in resettlement. “We’re talking about people who have been through so much to get here. When you talk about people who have been through so much trauma, you would hate to see people lose hope,” said JC Hendrickson, senior director of policy and advocacy at the International Rescue Committee, one of the nine refugee agencies in the US that assists new arrivals. H…

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