Summary of Welcome and Hope, Fear, and Loathing: The Politics of Refugee Resettlement in Vermont

This article examines the intersection between local particularities of refugee integration in new resettlement sites and the national discourse and politics of resettlement in the United States (US). The case of Rutland, Vermont is used to show how refugee resettlement is viewed by local officials as a source of urban renewal, but plans to welcome newcomers can be met with concerns about security, feasibility, and integration.

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