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Immigration, Refugees, and Vermont

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In this chapter, I explore the patterns of migration into Vermont both historically and in the present moment. I begin by looking at Vermont’s longer history with migration since its modern history as a settler state. I focus in particular on the impact of European and especially French-Canadian movement into the region. I also look at the much more recent history of international immigration—primarily Latinx labor and refugee resettlement—in the state. In the second part of this chapter, I turn to refugee resettlement and offer an overview of how and where in the state of Vermont refugee resettlement has been attempted. Next, I describe the backgrounds and contexts of the various refugee groups in the state and how these particularities have shaped their outcomes. In the final part of the chapter, I explore attitudes toward refugees in Vermont as revealed through a set of opinion polls I have conducted over the past five years with the general public across the state.

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Bose, P.S. (2020). Immigration, Refugees, and Vermont. In: Refugees in New Destinations and Small Cities. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-6386-7_3

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