Town Hall Will Allow Bowling Green Residents to Sound Off on Syrian Refugees

May 25, 2016

Credit Lisa Autry

The proposed resettlement of Syrian refugees in Bowling Green has some community members questioning their safety.

Albert Mbanfu heads the Kentucky International Center and hopes a public meeting on Friday will relieve some of those concerns.

"I really encourage the population to come out and get this information firsthand rather than listen to people who may not have the right information that may skew their reasoning and line of thought," Mbanfu told WKU Public Radio.

Mbanfu says he will explain the extensive process that refugees must go through before resettling in the U.S.

The federal government is considering a proposal to send 40 Syrians to Bowling Green in October.

The town hall will take place Friday at 5:00 p.m. at the Bowling Green Schools’ Professional Learning and Development Center on Old Morgantown Road.

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