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Blumenthal Supports Lamont's Efforts to Welcome Afghan Refugees to Connecticut

[Hartford, CT] – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) released the following statement in support of Governor Ned Lamont’s plan to welcome 310 Afghan refugees to Connecticut.

“I’ll be working aggressively for federal funds to support vital resettlement efforts for Afghan refugees, including resources for housing, jobs, health care, counseling, and other services. These men, women, and children often fled their home country with nothing and we have made a national commitment to help them build their new lives. Many Afghan refugees put their lives on the line, and their families at severe risk, serving and protecting American troops and diplomats as interpreters, translators, guards and other critical roles. I’m confident that Connecticut and our country will open our arms, hearts and homes to these new Americans.”