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Meeting Name: Legislation and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/16/2021 11:00 AM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-5752 1 Requesting Hearing Afghan Refugee CommunityResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION A RESOLUTION REQUESTING A HEARING ASSESSING THE NEEDS OF THE AFGHAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY AND AFGHAN REFUGEES RESETTLED IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, on August 30, 2021 the United States military ended a nearly 20-year occupation of Afghanistan. The war ultimately ended in a collapse of the Afghan government and an overtaking of the government by the Taliban; and WHEREAS, according to reports, the United States is preparing to bring 50,000 Afghan refugees into the United States in the next year, with at least 500 expected to be resettled in Cook County; and WHEREAS, on September 22, 2021, 75 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan arrived in Chicago; and WHEREAS, due to catastrophic violence and bloodshed, recent Afghan Refugees and Asylum Seekers have fled their country, home and families and will require their basic human needs be met through community and government support as they resettle in Cook County; and WHEREAS, the greater Cook County community has identified a desire and willingness to support Afghan Refugees and Asylum Seekers, but a list of s   Not available Not available