STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY COMING TO DETROIT METRO AREA FOR MEETING WITH IRAQI REFUGEE COMMUNITY, RESETTLEMENT AGENCIES

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The State Department has asked us to inform you that on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, Mr. Michael Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, is scheduled to hold a public meeting with members of the Iraqi refugee community to address issues facing minority communities in Iraq, in countries of first asylum, and in the U.S.

He will be joined by Mr. Lawrence Bartlett, Deputy Director of the Office of Refugee Admissions, Bureau of Population, Refugee, and Migration. Both men were recently in Iraq and other countries in the region and have said they will report on those visits and on State Department efforts to address the needs of Iraq’s minorities and displaced populations.

Please consider attending the event. The media is welcome. Details are the attachment.

If you have any questions contact Jeralda Hattar, 313 921 9552.

Sister Beth Murphy, OP
Outreach Coordinator
Office of Refugee Resettlement
Catholic Services of Macomb
5575 Conner St., Suite 104
Detroit, MI 48213
Phone: 313.921.1498
Fax: 313.921.1602
www.csmacomb.org