HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Connecticut will soon welcome more than 300 Afghan refugees.
The evacuees are allies that have supported United States troops for years.READ MORE: Statue Of Liberty Celebrates 135th Birthday
“It’s our job to welcome them, given where they’re coming from, given the trauma that they have been through, to make sure that they get the old Connecticut welcome,” Gov. Ned Lamont said Friday.READ MORE: Flight Attendant Attacked By Passenger, Flight From New York's JFK To John Wayne Airport Diverts To Denver
The refugees will be vetted and will have all necessary vaccinations, including for COVID-19.MORE NEWS: FDNY Union To Protest NYC Vaccine Mandate Thursday Outside Gracie Mansion
The governor says he has directed the state’s Department of Social Services to ensure families receive food, shelter, education and job training.