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Refugee Services of Texas is resettling even more Afghans in Texas—planning to bring 574 total refugees by Sept. 30 of this year.


According to Russell Smith, CEO of Refugee Services of Texas, 114 refugees have already made it to Austin. By the end of the fiscal year in September, the agency plans to welcome 185 refugees total.

RST previously reported that 107 refugees would be resettled in Austin, 324 across the state.

Austin will welcome more refugees than almost all other Texas cities, with Dallas not far behind at 144 projected refugees. Fort Bliss in El Paso is expected to receive thousands of refugees, Pentagon officials said last week.

All of the immigrants incoming have received Special Immigrant Visas as well as undergone background checks and health screenings. Until refugees have been settled, including personal safety and privacy concerns, RST is keeping all identities confidential.

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