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.
"We stand ready, willing, and able to work with our national resettlement partners, elected representatives, and the military to process and resettle as many people as possible."
Learn more about how you can help welcome newly arrived SIV's to Texas at https://t.co/dtpeYVfm0xpic.twitter.com/5Eg05i6ONb
— Refugee Services TX (@RST_Austin) August 16, 2021
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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Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.
There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.
All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.
🗓 All weekend
Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities
All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park
This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.
6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.
10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park
Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.
Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.
11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway