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    10968 refugees arrive from Afghanistan, Vietnam, Bosnai,Bugaria, Cambodia,China, Cuba,Czechoslovakia,Egypt, Former Soviet Union, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kosova, Laos, Liberia, Myanmar, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan.

  • Refugee placement numbers continually increased, with the arrival of many Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese and Polish refugees

  • The Amerasian Homecoming Act of 1990 allowed outcast children fathered by American soldiers during the Vietnam War the right to come to their fathers’ homeland

  • Groups of 75 young people were brought to Utica every three months, beginning in July of 1991 and ending in October 1992.

  • 1993, the refugee arrivals had increased to 370 per year

  • 1993 when Congress voted to include Bosnian refugees in the U.S. refugee allotment. In the first year of the program, the Resource Center for Refugees relocated 79 Bosnians

  • Mohawk Valley Resource center in Utica (MVRC)--1996, the Russians were our largest group, numbering close to 1,400.

  • In March 2004, the Board of Directors of the Mohawk Valley resource center for Refugees adopted a new mission statement: We promote the well-being of culturally diverse individuals and families within our community by welcoming our new neighbors, refugee

  • Only 6 Refugees enter Utica

  • Refugees from Bosnia. The Mohawk Valley resource center in Utica had resettled nearly 2,500 Bosnians, making them our largest population to date. Bosnian refugees and their sponsored families now equal a population of nearly 5,000.

  • 28 Former Soviet Union refugees enter Utica

  • 11 refugees enter Utica from Vietnam

  • 93 Iraq Refugees enter Utica