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>> Wimba
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] made the long trip from a refugee camp in Thailand to a place like none he'd ever seen, Garden City, Kansas. And with the help of a non-profit, the International Rescue Committee, he was able to find a place to live and a job at the Tyson food meat packing plant.
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Wimba, his wife and daughter found a whole system in place to assist them.>> And this one here has the address of the clinic.>> But that support will not last for much longer. This outpost and many like it are closing down or cutting back on services. Reuters' Mica Rosenberg spent time at the center in Garden City.
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>> President Donald Trump had campaigned on a very strong message of cracking down on immigration and also tightening the screws on the refugee program. He raised concerns that letting too many refugees into the United States could be a security problem. Almost days after he took office, he slashed the number of refugees that were allowed in the country.
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>> The US will admit just 45,000 refugees this year, the lowest since the creation of the modern US refugee resettlement program. As a result, the State Department says a lot of the resettlement centers are no longer needed. Closing smaller offices like the one in Garden City which is partially funded by the Government will help reduce costs.
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>> A lot of people I spoke to are a little nervous and trepidacious of what might happen after the centre closes down. Especially the refugees, they have really come to rely on the services that the case workers provide there. They're not sure who they're gonna turn to. But also people in the community who really see it as a resource to kind of help them deal with some of the refugees' problems.
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>> After this one in Garden City shuts its doors in September, the closest one will be 200 miles away in Wichita.