Agoldsworth6 months ago
I am the Education Coordinator for the Catholic Charities Refugee Foster Care Program in San Jose, CA. Our adult resettlement program is extremely difficult for us since cost of living is absurd in this area and clients often end up in low-paying jobs because of language barriers. In addition, refugees are required to repay the government for the cost of the plane ticket to the U.S. Combined, these two things make resettling refugees more like an indentured servant program than helping them to start new lives. I love the work that I do, but the government desperately needs to change the core of the resettlement system.